Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lawsuit Filed Against Police: Shooting of Iraq Veteran Jason White

Veteran's Tragic Death Prompts Lawsuit in Ohio
Courthouse News
November 20, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CN) - Police shot and killed a disoriented Iraq veteran who briefly mistook a neighboring apartment for his own, a federal complaint alleges.

The tragic altercation occurred at 6 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2013, according to the complaint filed Monday.

Though Jason White, 31, lived in an apartment complex at 5420 Tretorn Drive, Hilliard, Ohio, a tenant from the "nearly identical" 5425 Tretorn allegedly called the Columbus police that morning because White had entered her apartment through an unlocked door.

Patti Stevens-Rucker, the administrator of White's estate, says this woman reported "that a man entered her apartment but did not make any threats."

"She reported that his speech was incoherent, he appeared to be in a daze, and he appeared to be mentally ill," the complaint continues.

White had allegedly left the apartment building by the time Patrol Officer Don Alderman located him.
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Report from last year.
Family Feels Officers Did Not Have To Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man

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