Law­suit set­tled over death af­ter of­fi­cers used stun guns

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A Vir­ginia po­lice depart­ment has set­tled a law­suit filed by the sis­ter of a man who died in po­lice cus­tody af­ter of­fi­cers shocked him re­peat­edly with stun guns.

The $25 mil­lion law­suit was filed by the sis­ter of Lin­wood Lam­bert Jr., who died in May 2013 af­ter three po­lice of­fi­cers in South Bos­ton, Vir­ginia, used stun guns on him mul­ti­ple times. The of­fi­cers were tak­ing him to the hospi­tal for a men­tal health eval­u­a­tion.

Gwen­dolyn Smalls’ law­suit was dis­missed last week af­ter the par­ties told the court they re­solved their dif­fer­ences. Details of the set­tle­ment weren’t re­leased.

At­tor­neys for Ms. Smalls and the South Bos­ton Po­lice Depart­ment didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn phone mes­sages Mon­day. Ms. Smalls de­clined to com­ment.

South Bos­ton Town Man­ager Tom Raab said the of­fi­cers will keep their jobs.

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