01/21/2011

Family says cop ignored New Year's killing

They filed a lawsuit saying an officer ignored the man's pleas for help after Atlanta's Peach Drop celebration

By Greg Bluestein
Associated Press

ATLANTA — The family of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death at a downtown Atlanta train station after ringing in the new year at the city's Peach Drop celebration claims an officer ignored his pleas for help.

A lawsuit filed this week in Fulton County Superior Court by the family of Rueben Hand claims MARTA officers did nothing when he told them a man was following and threatening him. It said minutes later, the assailant approached Hand from behind and slashed his throat.

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