Judge wants to hear from ex-state trooper in teen's death

DETROIT (AP) — A judge says he's a “little disturbed” that a former state trooper hasn’t contacted his court about a civil lawsuit in the death of a Detroit teen.

Mark Bessner is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Damon Grimes, 15, who crashed an all-terrain vehicle after he was struck by a Taser.

Separately, the boy’s family is suing Bessner. Federal Judge Gershwin Drain says Bessner hasn’t appeared or sent a lawyer to represent him.

Assistant Attorney General John Fedynsky said recently the attorney general’s office won’t represent Bessner.

Bessner quit his job after Grimes' death.


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