Saint Paul, MN asked in Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Minnesota

Q: Can a police officer that kills an unarmed civilian and claims to fear for his/her life be charged with cowardice?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: There is no charge of cowardice. Under the circumstances the estate of the deceased may bring a civil action. They should check with the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union to ask on "police misconduct" cases who their "cooperating attorneys" are. Those attorneys give free consultations. Note: this is only for the estate of the deceased.

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