Video raises new questions in Bastrop student Taser case

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by TONY PLOHETSKI / KVUE NEWS and Photojournalist DEREK RASOR

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 8:56 AM

CEDAR CREEK, Texas -- A hallway security camera video shows a 17-year-old student at Cedar Creek High School may have been backing away from a deputy sheriff in the seconds before the deputy used a Taser stun gun on him, causing him to fall back and hit his head.

The KVUE Defenders jointly obtained the video in collaboration with the Austin American-Statesman. The footage is key evidence in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Noe Rivera against the Bastrop school district, the sheriff's office and Randy McMillan, the deputy who fired.

Officials have said McMillan used his Taser on Rivera after Rivera interfered as they tried to stop a fight between two girls and appeared as though he wanted to fight the deputies.

An investigation into the case is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

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