A wrongful death claim filed against Ohio state contends a police officer killed when responding to a call should have been notified the man being pursued could possibly be armed and dangerous.
The officer’s widow has filed suit against the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the state patrol. JuWanna Taylor’s case will go before the Ohio Court of Claims on Monday, January 23rd.
Taylor was killed near Massillon in August 2002 when responding to a call for help from the patrol. The state says dispatchers followed proper procedures that were in place. Since then, the state began developing a warning system that kicks in when Police encounter someone threatening harm to a law enforcement officer.