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Hampton Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting

by AP posted May 1 2012 9:36AM
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Eight Hampton police officers are being sued by the estate of a man who was fatally shot during the execution of a search warrant.
The $10 million wrongful death lawsuit claims a police affidavit used to justify the search of 69-year-old William A. Cooper's home didn't lay out probable cause.
The Daily Press reports that the executor of Cooper's estate filed the lawsuit last week in Hampton Circuit Court.
Hampton Police Chief Charles Jordan declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing the pending litigation.
An investigation by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office determined that the June 2011 shooting was justified. According to the prosecutor's report, Cooper ignored a command to drop a handgun and shot at the officers.
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05/01/2012 9:36AM
Hampton Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting
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