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Waveland Dismissed From Stun Gun Lawsuit

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A federal judge has dismissed the city of Waveland and its police department as defendants in a lawsuit over the use of stun guns by officers.
   
WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports that U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola also dismissed the case against five Waveland police officers.
   
Court records show Blaine Hobgood sued the city in 2011 alleging his rights were violated when an officer fired a stun gun at him during a traffic stop in 2009.
   
Guirola says in his order that Hobgood could pursue action against one defendant as an individual - the man Hobgood says fired the stun gun.
   
At one time, Waveland faced more than 15 lawsuits over the use of stun guns. Several have been settled and others have been dismissed.

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