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Trial begins over deputy’s use of Taser

Daniel Brian Strange, shown Monday,  is suing Spokane County after being stopped by a sheriff's deputy who used a Taser stun gun on him. 
 (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)
Daniel Brian Strange, shown Monday, is suing Spokane County after being stopped by a sheriff's deputy who used a Taser stun gun on him. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

A Spokane County Sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of a number of use-of-force complaints appeared in court Tuesday as a civil trial began by a man who claimed that he was unnecessarily shocked by a Taser during a traffic stop.

Daniel B. Strange, 41, (pictured above) filed a $1.5 million excessive force lawsuit against Spokane County in 2006 after a traffic stop on Jan. 22 of that year in which Deputy Jeff Welton shot Strange with a Taser during a traffic stop in Spokane Valley.

Read Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

Dec. 6, 2006: Lawsuit seeks $1.5 million for use of Taser




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