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Police sued in mistreatment of Kihei lawyer

November 7, 2013
Maui Weekly

The Maui News - Maui police officers are accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a Kihei man and his 16-year-old son at their residence in February 2011, shooting the father numerous times with a Taser and falsely arresting them.

According to the suit filed Feb. 8 in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Christopher F. Carroll, a Maui attorney, and his son, Duke-Patrick Carroll, were beaten and arrested at their home on Feb. 11, 2011. Police had come to the residence to serve a temporary restraining order and to seize the elder Carroll's firearm.

Carroll was arrested and taken to a police vehicle "with the hooks and wires of the Taser still embedded in his chest," the complaint says.

The Carrolls were never formally arraigned for the charges against them, the complaint says.

When Carroll refused to hand over the firearm, that was a violation of law, Deputy Corporation Counsel Richard Rost said.

The Maui Police Department conducted an internal affairs investigation and found that the officers' use of force and the arrests of the Carrolls were appropriate.



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