Taser lawsuit against Allentown police allowed to move forward
A lawsuit involving a Dieruff High School student who claims an Allentown police officer shocked her with a Taser for no reason is being allowed to move forward.
In a ruling issued Thursday, Judge Lawrence Stengel denied City of Allentown's motion to dismiss portions of the suit pertaining to excessive force and the training of police officers.
The judge did dismiss portions of the suit pertaining to false arrest and "filing unfounded and additional charges" against Keshana Wilson.
Victoria Geist filed the lawsuit against Police Officer Jason Ammary and the City of Allentown on behalf of her daughter, Wilson.
Wilson claims Ammary shocked her with a Taser outside Dieruff back on Sept. 29.
Surveillance video was recently released by Wilson's attorney.
But the video does not show what prompted the confrontation between Wilson and the officer.
Allentown Solicitor Jerry Snyder has said that the claims are only allegations at this point, and he asks the public not to rush to judgement after seeing the surveillance video.
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