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Raymond Luther Allen Jr, 34
Galveston, Texas
February 27, 2012

Agencies: Galveston County Sheriff's Office Texas

Cause of death: taser

Last updated: about 3 years ago

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Death at the hands of police stopped breathing after being beaten and Tasered, Arbitrary Punishment/ Killing, Extra Judicial Punishment/ Killing, torture

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The wife of a Galveston man who died two days after being shocked by a Taser is suing the city and county of Galveston and the manufacturer of the device.

Sabrina Allen, wife of 34-year-old Raymond Luther Allen Jr., filed a lawsuit in Galveston federal court last week on behalf of her three children. She accuses police and sheriff's deputies of violating her husband's civil rights by shooting him with a Taser and allegedly causing his death Feb. 27.

The lawsuit accuses Galveston police of tacitly condoning excessive force and says the department has a history of excessive force complaints.