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Civil suit dismissed against state police in standoff shooting death

September 17, 2021 News Extra

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A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against numerous state troopers by family members of Walter Wiemann, who was 73 years old when he was shot and killed by state police during a standoff at his Forward Township home in September 2018.

Judge W. Scott Hardy, of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, dismissed the suit without prejudice, giving the plaintiffs until Oct. 1 to file an amended complaint.

The suit was filed on behalf of Tammi Kaufman and Kimberly Wiemann, Walter Wiemann's daughters, and Karen Wiemann, his widow and administrator of his estate, by Butler attorney Al Lindsay.

The plaintiffs could not be reached for comment. Lindsay said he is reviewing the judge's ruling, and a decision on filing an amended complaint hasn't been made.

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