BANGOR — A federal judge has heard arguments from defendants in a lawsuit brought by the father of a man who died days after Bangor police used a stun gun on him.

Lawyers for Bangor police and six officers asked the judge in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Tuesday to dismiss some portions of the complaint.

A lawyer for the gun’s manufacturer, Taser, also asked to be dismissed from the suit.

WABI-TV reports that the judge did not immediately rule.

Police used a Taser on 28-year-old Philip McCue in September 2012 while he was high on the drug bath salts. He died at a hospital days later.

The wrongful death suit claims authorities used excessive force.

The state attorney general has determined that use of the Taser was justified.


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