Family finally gets closure: Judge allows settlement of $1 million for death of possibly the youngest taser victim ever, 15 year old Brett Elder

Brett Elder

Brett Elder


Two days before Brett Elder’s sixteenth birthday, Bay City Police tased the 15 year old to death.


This is how on March 22, 2009 police reacted to a dispute between Elder and another individual. On that Michigan morning, the boy was inebriated, and according to the officers involved, he alledgedly attempted to fight them, leading an officer to use his Taser. One witness, however, said Elder had already been cuffed by the officers when the cop fired-off the weapon.


"He was flopping around and looked like a fish out of water," Cindy Hernden told Tom Eley of World Socialist Web Site back in 2009. "That's the only way to explain it — his whole body was bent over," Elder’s aunt went on to say.


The boy later died at a local hospital.






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Comment by steven f kendell on August 29, 2011 at 11:37pm

Police, what a joke.  Really, two full grown men were not able to subdue a 15 year old boy without the aid of a deadly weapon.  What's next blowing the heads off little girls with a bazooka for not having a permit for their lemonade stand?


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