A jury has awarded $5.5 million to the family of a man who died after Los Angeles police repeatedly shot him with a stun gun.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has awarded $5.5 million to the family of a man who died after Los Angeles police repeatedly shot him with a stun gun.

KPCC reports Monday that jurors found officers used excessive and unreasonable force while trying to restrain Michael Frederick Mears on Christmas Day 2014.

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Dale Galipo, an attorney for Mears’ parents, said four LAPD officers and a sergeant responded to the incident and used batons, fists and pepper spray to try to restrain him. He says an officer used a stun gun on Mears six separate times in three minutes.

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A coroner’s report said Mears died as a result of an enlarged heart and other conditions, including cocaine intoxication and police restraint.

A spokesman for the city attorney’s office said officials are “reviewing our options.”

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