PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The dismissal of a lawsuit against two sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot an Oregon teenager outside his home has been overturned after a panel of federal judges found that the facts in the case are in dispute.
The case will return to Portland for a trial, the Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/ruGLxQ ).
Last year, a federal judge ruled deputies acted reasonably and did not violate 18-year-old Lukus Glenn’s civil rights when they used deadly force.
Mosman said the deputies used deadly force to prevent Glenn, who was holding a knife, from hurting someone at his parents’ home in suburban Tigard in September 2006.
Glenn’s family filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in 2008 against the county and the two deputies involved in the shooting seeking $7 million for each claim.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com