08/18/2011

Norfolk police recruit's widow files lawsuit

John Kohn died in December after he was injured during a week of defensive tactics training

By Patrick Wilson
The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — A lawsuit filed in the 2010 death of a police recruit alleges that "repeated, violent blows to the head" of John Kohn by training instructors resulted in a brain hemorrhage that created a subdural hematoma and caused his death.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Circuit Court by Kohn's widow, Patricia Kohn, asks for $35 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages.

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