UW Student From Casper Settles Lawsuit Over Taser Incident
A University of Wyoming student injured in a fall after being shot with a Taser has settled his lawsuit against the city of Laramie and three police officers.
Patrick Lewallen, of Casper, broke bones in his face and several teeth when his head struck a curb during the April 2010 incident. Lewallen fell after officer Christopher Cleven fired a Taser at him from behind.
The Associated Press reports, Lewallen’s attorney, John Robinson, says the State Self Insurance Program paid Lewallen $49,000 to settle the claims against Cleven. Terms of the settlement involving the city of Laramie and the other officers were not disclosed.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Theodore Racines says Cleven did not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement.