Soldier's Family Sues Police

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Sunday, March 25 2007 Mar 25, 2007 Sunday, March 25, 2007 6:57:48 PM CDT March 25, 2007 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The parents and widow of an Iraq war veteran from Cape Girardeau have filed a lawsuit against Delaware police, who shot and killed him. Sergeant Derek Hale was killed on the steps of a Wilmington, Delaware, home during a police drug raid last November 6. Witnesses said Hale was tasered three times and did not resist arrest before the shooting. Derek Hale's parents, Dennis and Connie Hale, and his widow filed a federal lawsuit yesterday in Delaware. The suit lists 32 Wilmington police officers and state troopers, the city of Wilmington and the Division of State Police. The Hales say they are suing to clear Derek's name and to change the way police use deadly force. The family's attorneys say there is no evidence Hale was ever associated with illegal drug activity.

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