Suit: Cops Tasered man who eventually suffered brain injury

BY DIANA NOVAK Staff Reporter July 24, 2012 3:04AM

A woman is suing Chicago Police for allegedly Tasering her husband who is now in a coma.

Sandra Cardiel claims her husband Jose Lopez was trying to tell police he did not need medical attention when they Tasered him and he hit his head on the ground in July 2011, putting him in a coma with a traumatic brain injury, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court Monday. The city also is being sued.

Lopez was walking with a friend in the 2400 block of South Albany when he mentioned he was having some chest pains, according to the suit. His friend called 911 even though Lopez told him repeatedly he was fine, and a Fire Department ambulance, fire truck and a group Chicago police officers arrived at the scene.

Suit: Cops Tasered man who eventually suffered brain injury

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