Jury Awards $4 Million to Family of NorCal Man Who Died After Being Stunned During Arrest

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A federal jury has awarded $4 million to the family of a Northern California man who died after being stunned during an arrest.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says Thursday’s award came in a lawsuit filed against the city of Rohnert Park over the 2017 death of Branch Wroth.

Rohnert Park police were called to a hotel by reports of a guest acting strangely and tried to take Wroth into custody on an existing arrest warrant.

Wroth resisted. Records say during a scuffle, the 41-year-old Forestville man was shocked him six times with a Taser and handcuffed.

He stopped breathing and died.

A pathologist ruled that Wroth died of a heart attack. He had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system.

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