FHP Trooper Daniel Cole sued by family of Danielle Maudsley

5:53 PM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
Danielle Maudsley, seen in the hospital after she was tasered by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and left in a vegetative state.
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Tampa, Florida -- The man who some call a "trigger happy trooper" is facing another legal battle.

10 News has learned that the family of an unarmed teenage girl tasered by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Cole just over two years ago has now filed a lawsuit against him.  

Danielle Maudsley was in handcuffs when she tried to run from Trooper Cole in September of 2011.  She fell back and hit her head after being tasered by Cole, which left her in a vegetative state

She died this past September.  

Photo Gallery: Dash cam images of woman's Tasing

Her family has now filed a lawsuit against Cole, who was cleared in the incident.   The family alleges excessive force. 

This comes just a day after 10 News learned that the same trooper is also being sued by a cemetery owner who was shot last year. Cliff Work filed two lawsuits: one against the trooper and the other against the Florida Highway Patrol.

The trooper was cleared in the graveyard shooting as well. 

FHP had no comment.

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