Wrongful death lawsuit against Tyler Police moving forward

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The family and attorneys of a man killed by Tyler police on New Year’s Day 2013 say their lawsuit against the department is moving forward.

Domingo Garcia, a Tyler attorney, said the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Tyler Police Department’s motion to have the case thrown out and that the family wants justice. Garcia held a press conference Tuesday to announce the suit would go forward and that the evidence would show Tyler Police Officer John Riggle shot and killed Victor Fuentes without cause during a New Year’s Eve celebration.

(Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph)

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