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Judge Rules in Favor of Police in Taser Case

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BRADLEY COUNTY (WRCB) -- A federal appeals court judge issued a ruling in the case of a Bradley County man who died eleven months after being hit with a taser.

Christopher McCargo's family sued after he lapsed into a coma and later died after being subdued with the device.

The ruling reverses a district court ruling against the City of Cleveland and officer Matthew Ruth. Ruth arrested McCargo in 2007 after he admitted smoking crack cocaine.

The appellate judge ruled Ruth didn't violate McCargo's right to adequate medical care by not telling doctors about the cocaine.

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