Lawsuit over 911 call in limbo

DENVER — A federal magistrate has recommended dismissing civil rights claims in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Sudanese refugee who was shot to death after a 911 operator told him to return to Denver.

As a result, the case could be moved to state court.

Judge Michael Hegarty said the operator’s actions likely played a role in Jimma Reat’s death, but there appear to be no U.S. constitutional issues.

According to the Denver Post, it will be up to U.S. Judge Robert Blackburn to decide whether to dismiss the claims.

The Denver 911 operator who told the victims of a road rage incident to wait for officers back at the scene in 2012 was fired.



COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.




Search More Jobs






THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy