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Family files wrongful death claim in Galt officer-involved shooting

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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 4:46 pm | Updated: 6:43 am, Tue Jul 19, 2011.

The family of Philip Oliver, who was shot and killed by a Galt police officer, have filed a claim with the city, which is the first step toward a lawsuit.

Oliver, 28, was killed on June 3 after police said he was assaulting his mother and carrying a knife. He also threatened to kill the officers, said Lt. James Uptegrove, of the Galt Police Department, after the incident.

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3 comments:

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:15 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Maybe itchy trigger finger phony joe, the stalker?

     
  • mizzo roberts posted at 6:03 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    This is 2011 people !! Can't the police come up with some other way to subdue a person other than a bullet to the head? What happened to the taser or tear gas? It always has to be deadly force with these police. Are they so afraid for their lives? Aren't they supposed to be "trained" ? How much training is firing a gun at someone?

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 5:12 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Yep, money will make it all better.

     
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