Judge Tosses Lawsuit in Police Shooting That Paralyzed Man

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against two Newport News police officers who were accused of wrongfully paralyzing an unarmed man when they shot him during a traffic stop four years ago.

The Daily Press of Newport News (http://bit.ly/28O2Jtj) reports U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis ruled last week that officers Randy J. Gibson and Danielle Hollandsworth did not use excessive force when they shot at Corey A. Moody during the stop on an Interstate 664 on-ramp on Dec. 12, 2012.

Davis ruled that Hollandsworth reasonably feared Moody was armed when he reached toward the car’s center console. That fear was partially based upon the fact that Moody had a pending federal gun charge against him and Hollandsworth and others had previously found a gun at his residence.


Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/

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