A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Brooklyn Center police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled Monday that Officer Ryan Soliday was justified in using deadly force against 24-year-old Edmond Fair in August 2013.
The Hennepin County sheriff’s office has completed its investigation into a man’s fatal shooting by a Brooklyn Center police officer last month. The sheriff’s office submitted the information Friday to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office for review. That’s standard procedure after an investigation into an officer-involved shooting. The officer shot and killed the man during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Aug. 23.
The family of a man killed by police claim that he was handcuffed and Tasered before being shot. Brooklyn Center police won’t comment on that accusation, but said the shooting was the result of a traffic stop on Shingle Creek Blvd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.