Police Chief's Widow Files Lawsuit

The widow of slain Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and his alleged killer, Jamie Barnett.

According to the Clay City Times, Ruth Lacy's lawsuit claimed the city "failed at providing sufficient police protection to and for the city."

The suit seeks monetary damages, but doesn't say how much.

The Clay City Times reports the city's attorney declined comment but said he was surprised by the suit.

The lawsuit was filed on June 12, one day before the one-year anniversary of Randy Lacy's death.

Jamie Barnett is set to go on trial for murder in July.

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