Family files $10M lawsuit after NYPD stun gun death of Bronx man

The family of a Bronx man who died after NYPD officers used a stun gun on him is suing the city for $10 million.

The family of a Bronx man who died after NYPD officers used a stun gun on him is suing the city for $10 million. (2/1/17)

THE BRONX - The family of a Bronx man who died after NYPD officers used a stun gun on him is suing the city for $10 million.

Ariel Galarza died in November 2016 when police shot him twice with a stun gun after he allegedly threatened them with a broken hot sauce bottle. 

Police say they were called to the Pelham Bay residence and confronted Galarza after neighbors called police to report an emotionally disturbed person.

Galarza went into cardiac arrest and later died at the hospital. 

The family has filed a notice of claim for $10 million and is accusing the city of negligence. 

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating the incident. 

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