Attorney says tasing officer acted responsibly; Cardall family not so sure

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SALT LAKE CITY -- An attorney representing Hurricane City put out a news release Friday afternoon regarding a Tasering incident Tuesday that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Brian Cardall.

Attorney Peter Stirba says 911 tapes and an audio recording made at the time say an officer deployed his taser after 42 seconds of verbals commands for Cardall to get on the ground.

Stirba says the situation is "tragic for everyone involved." However, he believes 911 tapes and an audio recording made at the time will show that, quote: "The Hurricane City police officer that deployed his Taser was acting responsibly and was fully justified in using a non-lethal level of force to protect the safety of Mr. Cardall, himself and others involved." [CLICK HERE to read Stirba's entire statement]

The Cardall family says it "appreciates Mr. Stirba's expression of concern" and that the family feels the brunt of that tragedy.

A statement released by the family Friday night goes on to say that, quote: "While Mr. Stirba may have provided his interpretation of the recordings in his Friday afternoon news release, we feel he has omitted numerous highly significant facts, which we feel the public should know." [CLICK HERE to read the Cardall family's statement]

The Cardalls say they want to mourn in peace and bury Brian on Monday. Then, at an appropriate time, the family will release the recordings for media and public scrutiny.

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