Arizona Cops Accused of Excessive Force Against Vet With PTSD

WASHINGTON TIMES — An Arizona family is planning to file a lawsuit against local police after they allegedly stormed their home and shocked a military veteran multiple times with a stun gun while he was suffering a PTSD panic attack.

In a notice claim filed with the Gilbert Police Department, the family of Kyle Cardenas says they called the veteran crisis hotline in September after Mr. Cardenas was showing intense signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, a local ABC News affiliate reported.

According to the document, officers showed up at their home, even though the family had requested police be kept out of the situation.

The complaint states Mr. Cardenas, who served two tours in Iraq, initially struggled with officers before he ran to his room.

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