Suit: Police killed man as he tried to kill self : The Morning Call Online
Suit: Police killed man as he tried to kill self
Allentown officers shot work release inmate in back during arrest.
By Matt Birkbeck Of The Morning Call
A federal lawsuit accuses two Allentown police officers of ”outlandish and outrageous conduct” in what it calls the unprovoked shooting of a man who tried to kill himself with a box cutter.
James H. Stewart, 24, died from two gunshots to his back after the officers tried to arrest him for failing to return to Northampton County Prison after a work-release assignment. He had been jailed for failing to make child support payments. (more…)