MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges two southern Oregon police officers used excessive force against a man who fled from a vehicle stop and was shot with a Taser while standing in a creek.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit says two Eagle Point officers fired their stun guns at Jonathon J. Wolf.
The suit says that caused him to fall in the water and hit his head on a rock, knocking him unconscious.
The encounter happened June 21, 2021, when police stopped a car in which Wolf was riding.
Wolf ran as police tried to arrest him on a parole violation warrant.
Eagle Point city administrator Aaron Prunty said he hadn’t read the suit and couldn’t comment.