$1 million settlement approved for Idaho man hit with stun gun

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The family of a Post Falls man who was left permanently disabled after being hit with a stun gun by police in 2012 will receive more than $1 million as part of a settlement.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Kootenai County and Post Falls and Correctional Healthcare Management, which provided medical services to jail inmates in 2012, will both pay the settlement to 66-year-old Marvin Ball.

Ball was involved in an altercation with Post Falls police in 2012 that resulted in him being hit with a stun gun. Ball later had a stroke while being held at the Kootenai County jail, and his attorneys argue there was a lack of response to Ball's deteriorating health that led to irreversible medical issues.

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