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4th Lawsuit TOSSED From Court In Case That Required Deadly Physical Force In Headland

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 21 2014 1:53 PM

HEADLAND:   Twentieth judicial Circuit Judge Brad Mendheim ruled.


The case was involving the shooting in Headland Alabama by a Headland Police Officer in the performance of his duties as a police officer.


The mother and another have filed 4 lawsuits, both in Circuit Courts and in Federal Courts. All have been tossed from the court system.


The latest is a lawsuit that was filed in Houston County Circuit Court with allegations that officer involved was wrong and should be held liable in court. The officers attorney, Jim Pike argued the motion for summary judgment recently before Judge Mendheim.


In the hearing, Pike played a tape which was of the mother of the victim following the shooting. On the tape the mother said the officer did what he had to do in the shooting of her son.


It was later that the mother changed her story. Then the lawsuit was filed.


Following the shooting, Kenny Glasgow got involved with the family. There was marches in Headland and racial overtones following the shooting by the Headland officer. However, when you listen to the taped interview of the mother, before anyone got to her and thoughts of civil actions, she stated the officer was justified.


The actions that were required by the Headland Officer was not the outcome that law enforcement wanted. The situation was that a person with a mental disability, became aggressive towards medical personnel and officers.


When presented with a situation, following assaults on family, medics and another officer, when the person ran towards the officer with what appeared to be weapons, the officer was required to use deadly physical force.


Again, a decision that was apparent correct according to the mother before certain persons go to her and talked civil actions.


This is the 4th lawsuit filed by the family of the deceased. This is the 4th lawsuit which was thrown out of a court of law.


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