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Father claims Taser used on son during deadly standoff

Father claims Taser used on son during deadly standoff



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The father of a man killed during a police standoff in Farmington says authorities used a Taser on his son before he was shot.

It's the latest chapter to a standoff that is already under investigation by the Utah Attorney General's Office.

Jerry Wood questions why such lethal force was used against his son, Brian Wood, during the 12-hour standoff at Brian Wood's Farmington home on Sept. 22. He says Brian was getting up after being hit with a Taser when an officer fired a deadly shot.

Wood tells The Salt Lake Tribune he has no confidence police will tell the truth about what happened, although he acknowledges he doesn't know whether Brian fired a shot just before he was shot by a deputy.

Jerry Wood also claims police wouldn't let him try to talk to his son on the phone during the standoff.

Farmington police are referring questions to the attorney general's office, and that office is not commenting as it investigates the standoff. Jerry Wood declined comment to KSL.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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