Monday, January 21, 2008

Sorry law suit

I am sorry for the family's loss but this seems a bit ridiculous.

Some pellet guns look real and the officer does not know the gun is a pellet gun.

Family Sues Over Teen's Pellet Gun Death At School

SANFORD, Fla. -- The family of a teenager fatally shot by a police marksman two years ago at his school is suing the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Christopher Penley was killed while barricaded in a middle school bathroom in January 2006.

He had brought a pellet gun to school and brandished it as though it were real.
Sheriff's Lt. Mike Weippert told investigators he shot the teen in the head out of fear for his life.
Prosecutors cleared Weippert of any wrongdoing, but Penley's family said he was "an overzealous police officer."

The family says Weippert and the sheriff's office violated the teen's civil rights and wrongfully caused his death.

They are seeking unspecified damages.