Criminal Law

Police Mistakenly Hold an Innocent Family at Gunpoint

Yellowstone National Park rangers and Wyoming sheriff’s deputies seeking a murder suspect held a vacationing family at gunpoint for an hour without adequate cause, a lawsuit claims.

Brett and Genalyn Hemry, of Independence, Missouri, say they are victims of false arrest, excessive use of force and false imprisonment. Their lawsuit filed July 19 in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne seeks unspecified damages to be determined at trial.

Law enforcement officers at the time of the 2017 encounter were seeking Gerald Michael Bullinger, a Utah man suspected of killing his wife, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s daughter in Idaho. Bullinger’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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