Taser trial officer faints on stand; trial delayed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/15/09

Taser trial officer faints on stand; trial delayed

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 was in the courtroom on Thursday as day three of the taser trial lawsuit was underway, when a police officer on the stand fainted.

Officer Marsh Blackmore was on the stand when he apparently fainted and was taken to University Medical Center by EMS where he was treated and released.  Due to medical information laws no information as to the cause will be released.

In July of 2006, Lubbock Police Officer Marsh Blackmore tased L.J. McCallan during a traffic stop.

Wednesday, Lubbock Police officers took the stand in the lawsuit against the City.

A Lubbock jury will decide whether officers had reason to tase McCallan or if he was treated unjustly.

Dashcam video has been shown numerous times to the jury since the trial began on Tuesday. McCallan testified that he did not have time to react to the police officer before he was tased.

McCallan is seeking medical expenses and punitive damages.

The trial has been delayed until Friday morning.

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