Lawyers for Gaines’ fam­ily add more po­lice of­fi­cers to law­suit

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION -

The fam­ily of Kor­ryn Gaines has named two more Bal­ti­more County po­lice of­fi­cers as de­fen­dants in their wrong­ful-death law­suit. At­tor­neys for the fam­ily said Tues­day they filed an amended law­suit in Bal­ti­more County Cir­cuit Court after re­ceiv­ing a trove of doc­u­ments through a sub­poena of the county state’s at­tor­ney’s of­fice. They ini­tially filed the claim last month. Gaines, 23, was shot and killed by a tac­ti­cal of­fi­cer at her Ran­dall­stown apart­ment in August fol­low­ing an hours-long stand­off. The of­fi­cer also hit her 5-year-old son, Kodi, when he fired at Gaines. The shoot­ing was ruled legally jus­ti­fied by county State’s At­tor­ney Scott Shel­len­berger. Gaines’ fam­ily had filed a wrong­ful-death law­suit against the county and the of­fi­cer who killed Gaines, iden­ti­fied by po­lice as Of­fi­cer First Class Ruby. The Po­lice Depart­ment does not re­lease the first names of of­fi­cers in­volved in shoot­ings un­der an agree­ment be­tween the county and the po­lice union. How­ever, the amended law­suit iden­ti­fies the of­fi­cer who shot and killed Gaines as Royce Ruby Jr. It also names of­fi­cers John Dow­ell and Allen Grif­fin as de­fen­dants. —

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