"Wait a hot second;" Pullman police taser man - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

"Wait a hot second;" Pullman police taser man

PULLMAN, Wash. - A federal trial date of October 18th has been set in the excessive force case against a Pullman police officer.

Ed Kavanaugh was stopped by Pullman police officer Rueben Harris in January of 2009 because an acquaintance Kavanaugh was walking with reportedly kicked in a car mirror. Officer Harris ordered Kavanaugh to get on the snow covered ground. When Kavanaugh didn't respond to the officer's orders he was tased.

Kavanaugh's attorney says officer Harris is "a danger to the community."

A spokesperson for the Pullman Police Department says they can not comment at this time on a pending lawsuit. Commander Chris Tennant of the department did tell KHQ that " in our department, all uses of force are documented and reviewed."

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