Jury’s Out in Taser Case

The jury went out for deliberation at about 2:30 pm today in the case of taser victim Ian Van Ornum.

The Eugene police have accused Van Ornum of slowing traffic and resisting arrest at an anti-pesticide protest last May. Many witnesses have accused the police of brutality in the arrest.

Police video in the case shows that Van Ornum was tasered twice while he lay on the ground with his arms pinned under his side or held behind his back. Van Ornum’s doctor testified that he suffered a concussion.