Bastrop Co. reaches settlement in school tasing incident

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Bastrop County will pay $775,000 to Noe Niño de Rivera’s family following a Nov. 2013 incident at Cedar Creek High School in which a school resource officer used a Taser on the student. He ended up in a coma.

Adam Loewy, the family’s attorney, said the family is happy the case has been resolved. He added that a lawsuit against Bastrop Independent School District is pending and they are planning to file a third suit against Taser.

Officer Randy McMillan said he used his Taser on de Rivera on Nov. 20 because he interfered as officers attempted to break up a fight between two girls. A grand jury decided in May 2014 that there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against the officer.

Rivera’s family claimed the teen hit his head as he fell to the ground and the incident led to the teen being placed in a medically induced coma.

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