Tort Claim Filed in Taser Fondling Case


About an hour ago, Eagle attorney Ron Coulter filed a claim with the City of Boise on behalf of a man who was Tasered in a prone and handcuffed position on Valentine's Day and then threatened on his genitals with further shocks.

Coulter is making a deprivation of civil rights and a conspiracy claim against the city, and promises within 91 days to file a federal lawsuit on behalf of his client.

"Right now we’re asking the city to give justice to our client and there’s a number of ways they can do it," Coulter said.

"Camacho Mendoza Coulter Law Group has concluded that the conduct of the involved law enforcement officers was deplorable and inexcusable. As a direct result of their actions, our client’s constitutional rights were violated," the attorney stated in a press release.

A tort claim is normally filed to alert a government agency that a lawsuit is going to be filed against them. Coulter said the tort claim was not mandatory in this case, but that he filed it to give the city a chance to rectify the situation.

"The internal investigation conducted by the Boise Police Department was insufficient. We encourage changes be made within the Boise Police Department," the press release stated.

Coulter would not say what his client wants from the city, citing a potential for settlement negotiations.

Citydesk will continue to update this story as it develops.