Baltimore County officer cleared in man’s death after using Taser 10 times

Ryan Meyers died when police attempted to arrest him in 2007

By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

5:20 PM EST, November 26, 2013


A Baltimore County police officer did not use excessive force by using a Taser 10 times on a man who died during an attempted 2007 arrest, a federal jury found this month.

Ryan Meyers’ family sued police over the incident, in which three Baltimore County police were called to his Middle River home for a domestic dispute.

Police said Meyers, 40, refused to listen to the officers and did not drop a baseball bat, but the family said one of the officers continued to use the Taser on him even after he fell to the ground and no longer resisted arrest.

The medical examiner ruled the death to be undetermined.

The officer who used the Taser, Stephen Mee, was previously cleared of any wrongdoing by the department and has returned to work.

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