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Federal lawsuit filed in case of Catskill man who died after being tased


Federal lawsuit filed in case of Catskill man who died after being tased (WRGB)
Federal lawsuit filed in case of Catskill man who died after being tased (WRGB)
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All new Monday night, a federal lawsuit has been filed against Catskill police concerning the death of a man who was tasered in their lobby, after dosing himself in hand sanitizer.

The death of Jason Jones happened back in 2021.

MORE: Wrongful death claim filed in Jason Jones case

This new lawsuit accuses the officers of assault, wrongful death, using excessive force and violating Jones' civil rights.

He was not at the police station because he was accused of any crime, and the lawsuit claims, he showed signed of emotional distress.

Video released by the state attorney general's office shows -- he had emptied his pockets and taken off his shirt.

The officers are there when the hand sanitizer is emptied - the taser is discharged - and then the fire starts.

The suit is seeking $20 million.

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The state AG’s office continues its own investigation into this case.

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