10/07/2009

Tenn. officers seek dismissal of excessive force lawsuit

By Jacqueline Koch
Chattanooga Times Free Press

An attorney for six officers who shot to death a man reportedly threatening suicide has asked that the lawsuit against police be dismissed.

Bryan Hoss submitted documents Monday to join the city of Chattanooga's and the Chattanooga Police Department's first motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by the parents of Alonzo Heyward, whom police shot at 59 times while he stood on his porch on July 18.

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