Settlement reached in Nashville shocking case

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville has reached a settlement with a Michigan man who accused a deputy marshal of shocking him with a Taser gun while he was having a seizure.

The Herald-Times reports the terms of the out-of-court settlement between Nashville’s insurance company and Robert Newell’s attorney were not disclosed.

The 51-year-old Three Rivers, Michigan, man had threatened to sue Nashville for civil rights violations, unlawful use of force and inadequate police training.

Newell’s attorney, Betsy Greene, says in a statement her client suffered a seizure at a Nashville restaurant in August 2012, and fell to the floor.

She says that because of his medical state Newell could not comply with medics’ instructions and a deputy marshal intervened and shocked Newell twice with a Taser. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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