Judge: Stun-gunned teen suit can move forward
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - December 21, 2012 (WPVI) -- A federal judge says a lawsuit can move forward alleging a police officer used excessive force when he shot a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl in the groin with a stun gun.
U.S. District Judge Lawrence Stengel on Thursday dismissed wrongful arrest claims brought against Allentown police Officer Jason Ammary but said the girl's mother can argue he used unreasonable force.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports Ammary used the stun gun in arresting the girl outside Dieruff High School in September 2011. Security video shows Ammary struggle with the girl before she apparently raises her arms when he draws the stun gun.
Stengel dismissed the wrongful arrest allegation because the juvenile was adjudicated delinquent on charges stemming from the arrest.
A message for the attorney representing Ammary and the City of Allentown wasn't immediately returned Friday.
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