- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - The family of a man killed during a struggle with a South Dakota police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.

The Argus Leader reports the lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of Curtis Meyer requests a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages. Meyer’s mother, Hon Kasselder, also named former Mitchell police officer Russell Stevenson in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that Meyer’s civil rights were violated. The police department declined comment.

Stevenson shot and killed the 37-year-old Meyer in 2015 during a struggle for the man’s gun after Stevenson responded to a noise complaint. State Attorney General Marty Jackley found Stevenson was justified in using lethal force.

Jackley’s report said Meyer was legally drunk and had been making suicidal statements the night of the shooting.

___

Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide