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CEDAR PARK (August 27, 2014) Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy used a Taser to subdue him.
The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said Tuesday the agreement was reached Monday.
The county admitted no fault as part of the settlement.
County officials and the defense attorney say the former Cedar Creek High School student has accumulated $1.3 million in medical bills stemming from the incident in November.
The deputy shot the teen with a Taser because he acted aggressively and "looked ready to fight," authorities said.
Niño de Rivera hit his head after being shot, authorities said.
A grand jury reviewed the incident and declined to indict either of the two deputies who were involved.
The FBI continues to investigate.
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