Info : Published on Jul 28, 2017
Body cam footage of an Aurora, Colorado, cop tasing an unarmed black man in the back paved the way for the city to pay $110,000 to settle police abuse allegations, the man's lawyers told Ars Thursday.
Footage from September's tasing shows two black men being questioned by police who are responding to a weapons incident at a nearby apartment building. One of the men is seen and overheard on the video demanding to know why he's being questioned.
The victim, Darsean Kelley, then appears to thump his chest with his right hand and yell, "I know my rights." He's then tased in the back, loses his faculties, and falls flat on his back. He begins screaming uncontrollably, according to the video. Adding insult to injury, he's also arrested, charged with failure to obey police, and then jailed for three days because he's unable to post bail.