Family Sues City for Police Negligence and Wrongful Death

police negligence and wrongful death

The city of Syracuse is facing a wrongful death/police negligence case in the aftermath of the February death of a woman shot and killed by police officers. The claim – filed on April 18 – has been brought forth by the surviving members of the woman’s family.

The victim was shot and killed by police after they say she displayed a sawed-off shotgun when they responded to a complaint of drug-dealing.

In addition to wrongful death, the family is claiming negligent hiring, training and retaining, negligent entrustment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. They also claim that—while a hospital was close by – the victim was taken to one further away, resulting in her bleeding to death.

The claim of intentionally inflicting emotional distress was the result of officers dragging the victim face down through a snow-covered street after she has been shot multiple times.

Causes for Police Negligence

We’ve talked before about police negligence and its causes. Here, we’re going to delve a bit deeper into the most common causes.

The Fitzgerald Law Firm Can Help Victims of Police Negligence

If you feel that you’ve been the victim of police negligence, we want you to know that you have legal options available to you. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today – 800-323-9900 – so that we can schedule a free initial consultation.