Lawsuit Filed Against Local Law Enforcement For Excessive Force Against Teen With Autism

A lawsuit has been filed by Ernest J and Ella I Kramer on behalf of Christopher Thomas Kramer against 3 Maryville Public Safety officers, a State Patrol Trooper and a Nodaway County Deputy Sheriff. The case involves alleged excessive force against an 18 year old Maryville teen with austism last May. Court documents state the officers tazed the teen several times after he ran from authorities while on a jog and briefly stopped in an officers yard to tie his shoe.

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