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Teen’s family plans to sue Taser-maker

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This article was published 26/3/2010 (2451 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

WINNIPEG - The family of a Winnipeg teen who died after police stunned him with a Taser plans to sue the weapon-maker after an autopsy linked his death to the weapon, the family’s lawyer said.

Michael Brian Langan, 17, died after police shocked him twice with a Taser in a William Avenue back lane in July 2008.

Sharon Shymko holds up a photo of her late son Michael Langan.

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Sharon Shymko holds up a photo of her late son Michael Langan. Purchase Photo Print

Police and witnesses said officers chased Langan down the lane after he broke into a car on Notre Dame Avenue, and then shocked him after he refused to drop the knife he was brandishing.

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