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Texas Officer Who Used Stun Gun Not Indicted In Man's Death

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AUSTIN (AP) - An Austin police officer will not face charges in the death of a man who fell and hit his head after being shocked with a stun gun.

Prosecutors on Thursday announced a grand jury declined to indict Officer Martha Cameron in the death of 62-year-old James F. Sizer.

Police on March 6, 2015, responded to shots fired calls from Sizer and a neighbor.

Prosecutors say Sizer stood on his driveway, refused to get on the ground and Cameron discharged a stun gun. Sizer fell and struck his head on the ground.

Sizer was treated then charged with discharge of a firearm. He posted bond. Sizer died at home on March 14, 205, of complications from blunt force head trauma.

His family in December filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Austin.

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