Police clerk's suit over Taser demonstration dismissed

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 29, 2011, 7:24am

GALVESTON - A local state district judge recently junked a personal injury lawsuit alleging numbness caused by a Taser.

Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia signed the final order of dismissal on Aug. 2, closing Rosalind Jones's suit against Taser International Inc.

The move ends approximately four months of litigation.

Jones sued the manufacturer last April after participating in a live demonstration for jurors, claiming her face and body were left numb.

The original petition explains that Jones, who worked for the city of Galveston as an office clerk for the police department's training division from November 2002 to July 2010, was asked by one of the supervisory officers to be in a live demonstration of Taser exposure for the Galveston County 56th District Court Grand Jury.

The plaintiff says the Taser was applied to her left and right shoulder with 50,000 volts of electricity.

She subsequently experienced numbness and was rushed to the hospital, the suit states.

Jones asserts the alleged numbness gave way to transient inschemia attack, adding she suffers tremors and has a speech impediment.

The defendant did not provide an original answer, but the plaintiff entered a motion to nonsuit last month.

Case No. 11-cv-662

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