SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - ABC 4 News has learned that Bountiful City has now settled its part of a controversial lawsuit.
ABC 4 News first brought you the story of Bruce Harper who was tasered an estimated six to ten times in the spring of 2009. Harper was pulled over in May of that year for reportedly having a crooked license plate.Things quickly escalated and Harper was repeatedly tasered. More than sixty times, Harper was told by police to turn around.
More than a dozen times Harper asked, "What did I do?"
At one point, Harper even wanted to know, "Are you going to shoot me?"
Moments later, the tasering begins.
First, Harper is tasered while standing, then on the ground.
As his attorney, Mark Flores, now puts it,"It's an over-reaction to a perceived threat that did not exist."
So, Harper filed suit claiming the officers used excessive force.
Bountiful City now confirms to ABC 4 that is has settled the matter,but neither Bountiful nor Harper's lawyer will say for how much.
The most disturbing part of the video comes after Harper is on the ground and the taser is pressed directly against him. Harper’s painful screams can clearly be heard on the dash camera video. Now, two years later, Harper still has a police-phobia.
Flores tells ABC 4, "I think the fairest way to say it is he still has a fear of police officers."
While Bountiful has settled with Harper, Davis County has not. It's also named in the lawsuit. Harper's attorney says the two sides now appear headed for trial.
WARNING: THE ACCOMPANYING VIDEO IS HIGHLY DISTURBING.