BALTIMORE — A federal judge in Baltimore is presiding over a civil-rights trial arising from the death of a Frederick man after he was shocked by a deputy’s stun gun.
The parents of Jarrel Gray are seeking more than $100 million from Frederick County Sheriff’s Cpl. Rudy Torres for allegedly using excessive force against their son in November 2007. Jury selection begins Tuesday morning.
Torres hit Gray twice with a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.
A Frederick County grand jury found in 2008 that Torres was justified in using the stun gun to subdue Gray.
The 20-year-old Gray was hearing-impaired. A police investigation revealed that he was not wearing his hearing aids and may not have heard the deputy’s commands.