(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A federal judge maintains his ruling that Albuqerque police used excessive force when they subdued an intoxicated man using stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog during his arrest in 2009, ABC affiliate KOAT-TV reports.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Bruce D. Black rejected the city's argument to alter his judgement against four police officers and overturn a jury's verdict in favor of the city in April. Black had ruled that police were not justified in seeing unarmed 60-year-old Tony Nelson as a threat. He also said in a separate order that he will not delay a trial on damages from Nelson until next year.
The trial is scheduled to begin July 2 in Santa Fe.
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