August 29th, 2014
09:07 PM ET

Family says Tasers led to son's death: "East Point police violated stun gun policy," attorney says

The family of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr. has filed a wrongful death suit against the City of East Point and two of its former police officers after towns died in police custody last April.

According to investigators, police were responding to a domestic dispute and were forced to chase Towns after he fled the scene. After stopping him, Towns was handcuffed and according to the lawsuit, he was Tased up to 13 times when he refused to cooperate.

Sergeant Marcus Eberhart resigned after Towns death, and corporal Howard Weems Jr. was fired. No criminal charges have been filed.

OutFront, Claudia Towns is Gregory's mother and her attorney, Chris Stewart.

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  1. Dan

    People need to sue the taser mafacturing that makes taser for police. Sue them and shut it down!

    August 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  2. Ghostinrags

    Yet another lesson. Resist police and face consequences. Try to take a cops weapon and face consequences. Attack a cop and face consequences. It's not oh poor criminal, he was so good. It's if you're being arrested or doing crime, stop the moment the cops have you. Or face consequences. I'm sick of the race card, the bad cop card, the liberal media card, and the idiotic supporters of criminals. This idiot died because he resisted cops. Treyvon, Ferguson, all of them, got what they got because they were acting in a criminal way, so they paid the price, period. Don't be a criminal. If the black community is so outraged, stop producing the most criminals. Pretty simple logic, folks.

    August 30, 2014 at 12:08 am | Reply

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