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UA student is suing Oro Valley police over use of Taser outside football game

Lourdes Medrano
Arizona Daily Star [1]
Tuesday, Sept 8th, 2009

A University of Arizona student is suing the Oro Valley Police Department on claims of reckless assault and detention as he headed to a football game last fall.

John Wisner’s suit, filed Aug. 11 in Pima County Superior Court, states that he was detained and shot with a Taser by Oro Valley police Officer Bryan Wiggins, which caused him “to fall face-first onto a concrete sidewalk.”

Oro Valley Police Department officials declined to comment on the suit. Wisner’s attorney, James Marner, did not return calls seeking comment.

At the time of the Oct. 25 incident, Wiggins was off-duty from his Oro Valley job and working in uniform for the university.

The suit, which seeks an unspecified amount, also states that Wisner has suffered serious, permanent physical injuries as well as mental anguish.

Full article here [1]