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City of Madison seeks to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of Dana Fletcher

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Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 3:09 PM CST
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MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - A new motion has been filed to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit in connection to a man who was shot and killed by Madison Police officers in 2019.

Dana Fletcher was killed outside of Planet Fitness located on Highway 72. When the shooting happened, the Madison County District Attorney’s Office ruled it justifiable. Investigators released still images from the scene, but body camera footage has yet to be released to the public.

Now, the city of Madison is filing a motion to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit. The motion filed in Federal court provides nearly a dozen reasons why the lawsuit should be dropped. At one point, it states the lawsuit violates basic federal civil procedure rules. A stay was also filed seeking to halt the discovery process until a decision is made on the motion to dismiss.

Read the motion to dismiss below:

EDITOR’S NOTE: A correction was made to this story’s initial headline. The headline was missing the word “seeks.”

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