Civil Suit To Be Filed In Alger County Police Shooting

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GLR News Update

Marquette, MI -(Great Lakes Radio News) – The family of an Alger County man shot and killed by a Munising Police officer is moving ahead with a civil suit against the officer involved.

Ronald and Cheryle Mitchell, parents of Timothy Mitchell, who was shot following a high-speed chase in July, have hired attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who plans to sue in federal court for a civil rights violation.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed in the next week or so.

It will ask for civil damages of a minimum of $75,000 and claims the officer used excessive deadly force.

Reports say the officer tried to arrest Mitchell after Mitchell crashed his vehicle.

With a pistol drawn, the officer repeatedly ordered Mitchell to the ground, but Mitchell continued to aggressively advance toward the officer.

Mitchell was shot twice in the chest.

One Response to Civil Suit To Be Filed In Alger County Police Shooting

  1. You fail to mention the perp was driving dangerously while under the influence.

    Theresa Scram
    October 15, 2014 at 5:43 am

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