Father of Man Who Died Sues Bangor Police, Taser Company 


The father of a man who authorities say was on bath salts when Bangor police used a stun gun on him has filed a lawsuit for the wrongful death of his son.

Phillip McCue, 28, of Bangor died in September of 2012, five days after police subdued him with a Taser during an altercation.

His father’s lawyer tells TV5 the lawsuit is asking for more than $6 million, on behalf of McCue’s young son.

Court documents say the estate of Phillip McCue is suing the police department, the city, officers, emergency responders and the Taser company.

The suit says authorities used excessive force on McCue and failed to give him proper medical care.

The Attorney General’s office ruled last year that Bangor Police officers were justified when they used on stun gun on McCue because he was difficult to subdue.

An autopsy report found McCue died from complications from bath salts.

A lawyer for the Bangor Police Department says McCue was out of control and posed a threat to himself and others – and that officers acted responsibly and in accordance to the law.