We need more monetary awards like this. It's the only thing that will change this torture culture:
The University of Cincinnati will pay $2 million and suspend the use of
Tasers by university police as part of a settlement with the family of a
student who died after being shocked with a Taser.
The settlement, obtained Wednesday by the Enquirer, also requires UC to
create a memorial for the student, to provide free tuition to his
siblings and to send a letter to the family expressing regret over the
The student, Everette Howard Jr., died Aug. 6, 2011, after a
confrontation with a UC police officer. A coroner’s investigation could
not determine the cause of death, but Howard’s family and expert
witnesses blamed the shock from the Taser.