- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The city of Rogers and three police officers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a woman by police.

Fallon Frederick was shot to death Aug. 1, 2011, at a convenience store after officers responded to her 911 call for help.

The lawsuit by her brother - Darrell Frederick - says Frederick was a paranoid schizophrenic who thought she was being pursued and was cowering in the corner of the store when she was shot with a stun gun by Cpl. Nick Torkelson, then shot by Officer Vince Motsinger as she tried to run away.

The motion to dismiss filed Thursday says a video shows Frederick charging the two officers with a knife held in a stabbing position.

The Benton County prosecutor ruled the shooting was justified.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide