Lawsuit Filed Against Clay City, Accused Gunman

We are learning of a civil lawsuit filed against Clay City and the alleged Police Chief shooter Jamie Barnett.

According to the Clay City Times, the widow of slain Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy is filing a lawsuit against the city and Barnett.

In the lawsuit, Ruth Lacy claimed the city "failed at providing sufficient police protection to and for the city."

The suit seeks monetary damages, but does not say how much.

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

Randy Lacy was gunned down inside his police cruiser on June 13th of last year.

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  • by Mike Location: Independence on Jun 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    I am sure the lawsuit against the city is for lack of Police Officers. I am never one to lobby for higher taxes. Lord knows I hate taxes as much as anyone else but I will not, as a citizen of a city, compromise on emergency services protection. If a city does not have enough EMS, Fire, Police, Ambulance, then get the money by rasing taxes. But make sure your taxes goe to those services. I know I am going to get some flack over this issue but here it goes. We spend to much money on education in this nation! Yes that is what I said! I am not talking about drug prevention education but basic Grade School and High School education. Everyone in America who wants to learn can do so! We have special education for those with learning difficulties and as far as teacher pay, it should be a given that you teach for the love of it not to be rich. Personal responsibility is all it takes to get educated in the U.S. I am not saying no school tax but we definitely have to much school tax.
  • by mike Location: CA on Jun 19, 2008 at 09:50 AM
    While I am sad she lost her husband, exactly how is that the fault of Clay City? I mean police are killed on the job everyday. Sure, sue the gunman, but not the employer. Since he was the Chief, it was his job to assure adequate protection by managing the dept. She's listening to the wrong people and looking greedy


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