Family of teen shot with stun gun gets part of $1 million settlement

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The family of a 15-year-old boy who died after a Bay City police officer used a stun gun on him in 2009 is getting a share of a $1 million settlement.

The Bay City Times reports that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas L. Ludington signed an order for disbursement of the settlement to four of Brett Elder's family members and the family's attorneys. The lawsuit was filed by the Bay City teen's father.

Court records show the order was signed earlier this month.

The teen died March 22, 2009, after an officer shocked him. Police say he was intoxicated and took an aggressive stance toward officers responding to a report of a fight.

A prosecutor declined to bring charges against officers.

Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2011

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