Family Of Ky. Child Killed By Deputy Files Lawsuit

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The family of an 11-year-old Kentucky girl has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a deputy who struck and killed her as she crossed the street last month.
A spokeswoman for the Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk's
office on Monday confirmed the family of Lakeisha White, of Hopkinsville, Ky., filed suit on Friday. It names Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sgt. Ron Killings as defendants.
Also on Friday, Murfreesboro Police suspended a commander after
disclosing a two-hour lapse between the July 17 accident and when
Killings had to submit to a blood-alcohol sample.
A bottle of premixed margaritas was recovered by a witness who
told police he saw Killings dispose of it after striking the girl.
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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    I agree with " innocent People"
  • by innocent people on Aug 11, 2008 at 09:46 PM
    when this first happened i saw on the news a family member of the little girl make a comment in regards to the officer and if he has a daughter of children something to that fact. that was harsh and unjust. his family is innocent.i am sorry for this family and their loss but it seems to be there are not enough facts actually being reported, appears to be some things that appear to be a set up against this officer. this is a terrible accident. but why do people want to use their family as a make a quick buck act. money will not bring the little girl back. people sue and sue and sue. it just hurts the innocent people. because for every suit one against a county someone elese is going to pay for it in taxes, etc...if you sue a drug company then the drugs that help people are not affordable especially to people like me with no insurance. if the officer is quilty of wrong doing then he should be punished but dont punish the innocent people. no amount of money will bring her back!!!
  • by downrightmad Location: ky on Aug 11, 2008 at 06:39 PM
    Sounds like another law enforcement officer thinking he is above the law! Seems like more and more of our so called law enforcement officers are as "dirty" as they come...they are sworn to uphold the law NOT BREAK IT! But all too often that's all they do..break the law. Ever follow an officer's vehicle? They are the worst about speeding, yet they will turn right around & give some poor sap a ticket for doing what they were doing only moments before. If this one is gulity which I believe he is, then throw the book at him (especially if he was drinking & driving)! No amount of money will ever bring that little girl back, but it was a senseless death at the hands of someone sworn to PROTECT her! So much for her protection! We teach our children to trust police officers or we used to.. I don't blame any parent for NOT teaching children that these days because police officers cannot be trusted anymore than anyone else can!
  • by Bob Location: Stanford on Aug 11, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    What? No drunk test right away? That's what the police would have done to a civilian in such a case.

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