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Assault by Taser?

ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit reinstated the civil rights claims brought by a resident of Lake Norden, South Dakota, against its former police chief, who has since been disqualified from serving in law enforcement and who allegedly tried to kill the self-representing resident with a stun gun during a traffic stop in retaliation for suing the former chief in state court over a prior traffic stop. The resident has plausibly argued the city and its mayor stand by the former chief’s behavior.

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