6th Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Suit Against 5 Chattanooga Police Officers In Javario Eagle Shooting

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against five Chattanooga Police officers for the shooting of Javario Eagle in 2015.

In a nine-page opinion, the Court found that the five officers acted reasonably and found their use of deadly force appropriate.

Janie Parks Varnell of Davis & Hoss, P.C. argued the case on behalf of the officers at the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. 

“This case was rightfully dismissed by U.S. District Judge Harry Mattice prior to trial in 2018 and that decision has now been affirmed by the Sixth Circuit,” said Ms. Varnell, “The decision today solidifies and affirms the officers’ decisions to use deadly force after a lengthy standoff with police on Dec. 12, 2015. These officers can continue to serve this community knowing that the decisions they made that day were reasonable and necessary.”

Click here to read the opinion.


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