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James Van Raden, 77, watches video play on his computer Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, that was captured in a Moorhead, Minn., police car Aug. 14, 2011. He was taken into custody nine days later during a welfare check where a stun gun was used on him twice while sitting at this desk. He says he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. "I wake up at night screaming about the cops being after me," he says. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

77-year-old sues three Moorhead police officers over Taser incident

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By Mike Nowatzki / The Forum

MOORHEAD – A 77-year-old man with a heart condition is suing three Moorhead police officers, claiming they used excessive force when they restrained him and twice shocked him with a Taser during a welfare check two years ago, despite his warnings that the stun gun could kill him.

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