Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Vegas Police ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Vegas Police

The family of a man shot and killed outside a convenience store in July (06) are filing a $71 million wrongful death lawsuit against the police department. According to police, officers opened fire on Shawn Collins after he pulled a gun out from his back pocket and turned toward police. A subsequent coroner's inquest jury justified the police action. The lawyer representing Collins' wife and three children states that 48 shots were fired at Collins, and is demanding $2 million for each of the 23 shots fired that actually hit Collins as well as an added $1 million for the 25 shots that were fired at him but missed.

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