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November 23, 2012

McAlester police Taser incident spurs Million dollar lawsuit

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Also alleged in the suit, are the City’s failures regarding Taylor, “which constitutes a reckless disregard for the rights of (Williams) and are cause of the excessive force used against her by Taylor.”
Taylor could not be reached for comment and Lyles and McAlester City Manager Pete Stasiak said they could not comment at this time.
Meanwhile Attorney Beaver said he hopes the lawsuit will bring the justice his defendant is seeking. 
“We are seeking two forms of justice, the first is compensation for what (Williams) has been through as well as punitive damages that will make an example for the other officers to be aware of, Beaver said. 
“The second is  that Ms. Williams wants to do what is in her power to keep officer Taylor from ever doing this again.”
 He said a trial by jury will go a long way toward accomplishing both of these goals. 
“We look forward to that,” Beaver said.
Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com

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