Breaking News: Trial Attorney Neil Rockind Joins $10,000,000 Suit Against Battle Creek Police Department
Trial Attorney Neil Rockind of Neil Rockind, P.C. has joined a Ten Million ($10,000,000) Dollar lawsuit against the Battle Creek Police Department in federal court. Here are some details courtesy of detroitcivilrightslawyer.com …
$10,000,000 million dollar lawsuit filed against Battle Creek Police officer for the shooting death of a 47 year old mentally ill man in his apartment. On May 10, 2010, the Battle Creek Police department responded to a 911 call for a disturbance at an apartment complex owned and operated by the county’s mental health department. Within 30 minutes of their arrival, the officers stormed the unit and shot a mentally ill man in the head killing him instantly. Following the shooting, the officer claimed that the man attempted to strike another officer with a meat cleaver and was cleared by the county prosecutor.
The family’s attorney, A. Vince Colella maintains that a meat cleaver was never involved in the incident and this story was concocted by the officers’ – – after the fact – - to justify the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. The case is scheduled for trial in the Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan in October of this year.
Rockind joins attorney A. Vince Colella who currently represents the decedent’s family and estate. Stay tuned for more details.