Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Police ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Police

A man whose mother was killed when police stormed her apartment is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers responsible. Police stormed 48-year-old Cheri Lyn Moore's apartment after she brandished a flare gun and threw objects out of her second-story apartment in a standoff that lasted over two hours, and resulted in her death. David Moore filed the suit against the police chief, the incident commander, the negotiation team leader, two police observers and several SWAT team members. His claim includes wrongful death, battery, assault, false imprisonment, illegal search and seizure and deliberate indifference to medical needs and negligence. Moore states, "On April 14, 2006, the above named defendants caused the death of Cheri Lyn Holt-Moore, when they wrongfully and without lawful justification, entered her apartment and shot her to death with multiple rounds of ammunition. At the hands of these defendants, Ms. Moore herself suffered fear and terror, assault and battery, invasion of privacy and loss of life and the enjoyment of life." The claim also states that David Moore and his daughter suffered damages in excess of $25,000.

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