A former Brattleboro man who accused police of violating his civil rights when they stunned him with a stun gun has reached an out-of-court settlement with the town.
Both sides have signed a confidentiality agreement so the details were not released.
Jeffrey Scott, who now lives in Albuquerque, N.M., accused police of violating his civil rights when they kicked in his door, dragged him from a hot tub and stunned him with Tasers before arresting him on drunken driving charges on Oct. 10, 2004. Scott was also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
The charges were dropped after police video and audio recordings raised questions about the officers’ behavior.
Scott’s attorney accused police of assault and battery, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress and the negligent use of a Taser device.