Family of Man Killed by Stun Gun Sues NYPD

The family of an emotionally disturbed man who plunged head first to his death after he was shocked by a police stun gun is suing the NYPD and the officers.

The family of 35-year-old Iman Morales is asking for $10 million in damages against New York City, the police department and two officers involved in the September incident.

One of the officers, Lt. Michael Pigott, committed suicide after becoming increasingly distraught over ordering an another officer to use the Taser.
Morales was teetering naked on a building ledge in Brooklyn jabbing at police with a long fluorescent light when they fired the stun gun. The 50,000-volt shock immobilized him and he fell 10 feet.

The city law department says the suit involves a very tragic case and it will review the legal papers.

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