City, police sued over Hicks death, Lewis injuryWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal action has been taken against the City of Toledo, the Toledo Police Department, among others, for two separate incidents; one involving the shooting death of Linda Hicks and the other involving the serious injury of Nathaniel Lewis.
Charles Boyk Law office announced in a Nov. 8 news release that it has filed two separate lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio for the incidents.
In the Dec. 14, 2009 death of Hicks, the City of Toledo and Toledo Police Department are being charged with wrongful death and for violation of civil rights. Officer Diane Chandler is being charged for her role in the violation of civil rights, with gross negligence, assault, battery and wrongful death and Marria’s Adult Family Home is being charged with negligence and wrongful death.
Hicks’ death occurred after the police were summoned to Marria’s Adult Family Home. The 62-year-old Hicks was agitated and holding a pair of scissors. After being Tasered twice, Hicks got out of bed with her scissors and proceeded toward the officers and was shot and killed by Chandler.
Lewis, who was struck by a police cruiser on Jan. 28, has filed a suit against the City of Toledo and the Toledo Police Department for violation of civil rights and officer Chandler for violation of civil rights, gross negligence and assault and battery.