- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the State Highway Patrol by a man who was shot by teen murder suspects after a trooper dropped them at a central Ohio truck stop.

William Rudd of Herndon, Virginia, also had sued a dispatcher and a trooper who had picked up the teens in 2013 when their car ran out of gas. Rudd alleged the trooper’s failure to check them for weapons and the dispatcher’s failure to communicate that the teens were wanted resulted in him being shot in the jaw.

The judge’s ruling this week in Ohio’s Court of Claims says Rudd’s allegations don’t hold up for several reasons, including that the trooper and dispatcher didn’t have direct contact with him.

The teens were convicted in a store clerk’s slaying.



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