Taser victim’s family discuss the possibility of a settlement
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 02:10
The family of Miami University graduate Kevin Piskura, who died in 2008 after an encounter with an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer, has a teleconference set for noon, Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a settlement with Taser International, according to a filing with the Cincinnati U.S. District Court.
In 2008, OPD officer Geoff Robinson targeted and tased Piskura during an altercation outside Brick Street Bar and Grill, 36 E High St., which caused Piskura to go into cardiac arrest at the scene, according to police reports. Piskura died five days later.
In 2010, the City of Oxford settled with the Piskuras for $750,000 in damages in the wake of their son’s death.
On April 5, 2013, The Miami Student reported that, originally, several charges, including excessive force by police, were brought against the city. However, the City of Oxford and Robinson were dismissed.
According to court documents, the Piskuras have continued litigation against Taser International.
The Piskuras’ legal council would neither confirm nor deny the negotiation of a settlement when reached by phone, only saying that Tuesday’s teleconference would regard a “settlement.”