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Family of man stunned by Hollywood police gets $750,000 settlement

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 09:20:54-05

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — City officials in Florida have approved a settlement for the family of a man who died after being stunned multiple times by police.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Hollywood city commissioners approved a $750,000 payout to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the mother of 30-year-old Daniel Tyson. The city's insurance will cover all but $175,000 of the payment.

Tyson's landlord called police in October 2014 after seeing him naked on his balcony. Officials say Tyson charged a responding officer and threw a sundial at his head. Another officer used a stun gun on Tyson nine times.

An autopsy ruled that Tyson died of either a heart attack or suffocation. Up to six officers were on scene when Tyson died, and none was charged with a crime or disciplined by the Hollywood Police Department.