07/15/2011

Lawsuit dismissed in Tenn. police shooting

'It's clear vindication that what they did was right,' attorney said

By Kate Harrison
Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Almost two years after a man was killed when six Chattanooga police officers fired 43 bullets at him, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city by the man's family.

In a summary judgment issued Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier disposed of the claims brought against the city by the family of Alonzo Heyward.

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