- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) - An attorney hired by an eastern Wisconsin city wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of a man killed by police during a standoff at a motorcycle shop.

In July, Theresa Mason-Funk filed a lawsuit claiming the officers used excessive force when they shot 60-year-old Michael Funk at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah last December.

Funk was a hostage and had drawn his handgun as he tried to escape. Police believed Funk was the hostage taker.

In a response Tuesday, an attorney for the city and the officers said any damages suffered by Mason-Funk were caused by the conduct of the man accused in the standoff, Brian Flatoff, and Funk himself “and not by the conduct of the defendants.”

___

Information from: Post-Crescent Media, https://www.postcrescent.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide