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The cops kill another innocent person, this one was supposedly a hostage.

 

A dozen cops surrounded a woman and were in such danger, they shot her dead. STUPID!


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Here in the 6th best small town in America (according to Forbes in 2012), the family of a mother is suing the City and the cop who gunned her down, for $5 million dollars. Cop intentionally killed the hostage....

 

Family of woman shot on Hwy. 212 by police sues officer, city of Chaska

 

 

The family of the woman shot and killed by police officers on Hwy. 212 in Eden Prairie last year filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Chaska officer who shot her, accusing him of improperly using deadly force.

 

The shooting, which took place one year ago this Saturday, killed Dawn Pfister, 34, of Elkhorn, Wis., and Matthew Serbus, 36, of Brooklyn Center, after they led police on a chase from Chaska to Eden Prairie, then refused officers’ commands. Pfister’s family says the mother of two children posed no threat to police and was reported as a hostage.

 

“What happened is a really clear unconstitutional violation and needs to be redressed,” said Minneapolis attorney Bob Bennett, who is representing the family. “This is a clearer act of police misconduct than [Eric] Garner … or any case I’ve been involved with in my 38 years. You don’t do this. You don’t fire 21 bullets to protect the hostage and then shoot the hostage.”

 

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court Monday against Chaska Police Sgt. Brady Juell and the city of Chaska by Philip Sieff, the trustee for Pfister’s children, alleges Juell used “unconstitutional use of deadly force,” shooting Pfister four times while she was on the ground and “posed no immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death to police officers or others.”

 

The city attorney didn’t return messages Monday. But attorney Ryan Kaess, who represented Juell during the state investigation, said, “He’s the finest cop I’ve ever represented. There’s nothing there.”

 

State statutes justify the use of deadly force by law enforcement to protect the officer or someone else from death or great bodily harm. In December, more than 10 months after the Feb. 7 shooting, a Hennepin County grand jury declined to indict the officers involved: Juell, Chaska officer Trent Wurtz, State Patrol trooper Mark Lund and Carver County Sheriff’s Cpl. Nathan Mueller.

 

More at:  http://www.startribune.com/local/west/290590741.html

 

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Chaska to pay family $1.75 million for fatal police shooting on Hwy. 212

A judge has ordered the city of Chaska to pay $1.75 million to the family and attorney of a woman fatally shot by a police officer in 2014.

 

A year after the shooting, the family of Dawn Pfister, 34, of Elkhorn, Wis., sued the city and officer Brady Juell in federal court, seeking more than $5 million. The lawsuit accused Juell of improperly using deadly force and the city of failing to properly train officers and discipline Juell.

 

Now, more than two years later, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ordered May 23 that the city and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust pay $1 million to Pfister’s mother, father and two children, plus $700,000 in attorney’s fees and $50,000 in other expenses to settle the case. Juell was dismissed from the case.

 

“You’d think they take a harder look at police conduct and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said attorney Bob Bennett, who represented the family. “The conduct here was pretty egregious.”

The city attorney could not be reached Thursday for comment.

 

On Feb. 7, 2014, Pfister’s boyfriend, Matthew Serbus, 36, of Brooklyn Center, led police on a high-speed chase during the morning rush hour before crashing a stolen car on Hwy. 212 in Eden Prairie. Serbus then got out of the car with a 3-inch knife and was shot after repeated commands to drop it from some of the 11 officers at the scene.

 

More at:  Chaska to pay family $1.75 million for fatal police shooting on Hwy. 212


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