VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A retired Virginia police officer who was blinded in one eye by a stun gun during a training class has filed a lawsuit against the training company.
The Virginian-Pilot reports former Master Virginia Beach Officer Shawn Curran says his right eye is damaged from an errant probe fired during a training session.
Curran filed a lawsuit against Axon Enterprises and employee Richard Nelson, saying the safety procedures were inadequate.
The lawsuit says Nelson was conducting "active scenario-based training" with designated areas for trainees to shoot their stun guns but Nelson rarely enforced the area rules.
The suit says Curran was in a "safe zone" when he was shot by a trainee who missed his target.
An Axon spokesman declined to comment.