Lawsuit against Elkhart police in shooting may be withdrawn
Mar. 21, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a northern Indiana man fatally shot by police has asked to withdraw her federal lawsuit alleging excessive force in the confrontation.
The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/2mQZwws ) Lameka Gary, the mother of Norman Gary, asked South Bend federal court this month to dismiss her claims against Elkhart police Sgt. Nathan Lanzen and Cpl. Leonard Dolshenko.
A prosecutor announced March 1 that a grand jury found the officers were justified in the Dec. 4 shooting and they won't face charges. The officers shot at the 29-year-old man as he drove toward them.
Attorneys for the officers requested another extension last week to file a response in the case while the court decides whether to dismiss it.
A second lawsuit brought by a woman injured in the shooting remains pending.
Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.elkharttruth.com