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Autopsy: Trooper's stun gun evidence in dead teen's hair

In this Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, Damon Grimes' sister Dezjanai Grimes, left, and friends Charnasia Jones and Steven Cajar, all of Detroit, arrive at the candlelight vigil for Damon Grimes on this ATV in Detroit. In this Aug. 30, 2017. Michigan State Police trooper Mark Bessner resigned after firing his Taser at a 15-year-old Damon Grimes who subsequently crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died, and he could still face criminal charges, police said Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 2:37 PM

DETROIT - An autopsy revealed that remnants of a stun gun were in the hair of a 15-year-old boy who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died after a Michigan state trooper fired a Taser.

The Detroit Free Press quotes the autopsy report as saying "leads" from an "electrical weapon" were found in the hair on the back of Damon Grimes' head and lower back.

The teen died from multiple blunt injuries in the Aug. 26 crash in Detroit. Trooper Mark Bessner has resigned, and a criminal investigation is being conducted.

Bessner's lawyer says he made a split-second decision to use a Taser when Damon refused to stop. The teen's family has filed a $50 million lawsuit.

Since the teen's death, state police no longer conduct high-speed chases in Detroit unless they're investigating a major crime.


Information from: Detroit Free Press,

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