Probe reopened into stun gun, dragging case of Philip Coleman

CHICAGO (AP) - The new head of a body that investigates allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police says she's reopening the investigation of a black man who died in 2012 after officers used a stun gun on him and dragged him from a jail cell.

The Independent Police Review Authority's chief, Sharon Fairley, said Wednesday in an emailed statement that there are "serious questions" about 38-year-old Philip Coleman's treatment.

The half-dozen officers were previously cleared of wrongdoing.

The city released a video this week of officers, several of whom are black, using the stun gun, then dragging an apparently unconscious Coleman, who was black, away. He'd been jailed after allegedly attacking his mother.

Officials have said he died later at a hospital after a reaction to an anti-psychotic drug.

But Coleman's family says he'd be alive if he'd been initially taken to a hospital instead of jail. They've filed a civil lawsuit.

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