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Ga. woman sues police over killing husband

10:22 AM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  -- A woman whose husband was shot and killed by Lawrenceville police has filed suit against the officers involved.

Tenisha Felio told WSB-TV that she filed suit because her husband didn't deserve to die when she made a 911 call to police to report that her husband had been abusing her.

The officers responding to the call in December 2010, Christopher Hyatt and Karl Hydrick, said 27-year-old James Felio was shot after trying to get one officer's gun. Tenisha Felio says her husband was not a threat and there was no need to shoot.

An attorney representing the officers and the Lawrenceville Police Department, Brian Dempsey, says a thorough investigation determined the shooting was justified.

Felio's attorney, James Dearing, says the officers could have used their batons or pepper spray.

Associated Press

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