ST. LOUIS (AP) – The mother and wife of a man killed by a Ferguson officer in 2011 have filed separate lawsuits with new allegations against a police department already under criticism for the death of Michael Brown.

Jason Moore died in 2011 after a police officer repeatedly used a stun gun on him, according to lawsuits filed separately Tuesday by Moore’s mother, Delores Moore, and his wife, Tina Moore. Both seek damages of $75,000 or more.

The suits say Jason Moore was suffering from a psychological disorder. He was near his Ferguson home when he ran naked down the street, yelling at passing vehicles.

The lawsuit claims the responding officer’s use of a stun gun was excessive. An attorney for the city did not return a message seeking comment.

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