Sir, again I expect this case to result in civil action that I predict will be settled out-of-court -- it is too risky for the defense to get into trial with all the emotions, cross examinations, etc.
Imagine several retired LEOs from Atlanta and NYC giving expert testimony regarding proper use of tazers in this situation -- I don't imagine they'll give an A+ report card to New Hanover County detention staff.
Imagine several medical doctors from Johns Hopkins and Duke giving expert testimony regarding the effects of a 2nd tazer to the heart -- I don't imagine they'll give an A+ report card to New Hanover County detention staff.
Imagine Hewett's children sitting in the front row of such a trail - weeping.
Point is: Hewett's family will get a settlement, question is how much? I would predict loss of income plus punitive would equal $500,000+.
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