No settlement over Little Rock police shooting

    7:50 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - There's no settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot when two off-duty Little Rock police officers checked on him at his apartment.

    Lawyers for the officers and for two sons of Eugene Ellison met with a judge Wednesday for four hours but came to no resolution.

    "We think that there is an inherent inequity that results when you have friends investigating other friends," said Michael J. Laux, attorney for the Ellison family.

    Police said 2010 two officers were working security at an apartment complex and entered Ellison's apartment to check on him. The officers said Ellison attacked them and one drew her pistol and shot him.

    "I do want a resolution, something me and my family are comfortable with not only our family but the community we serve," said Sergeant Troy Ellison, son of the man killed.

    Sergeant Ellison is a Little Rock police officer and another teaches criminal justice in Texas. They have asked the Justice Department to investigate and also sued the city and the apartment complex.


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    The Associated Press contributed to his report.



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