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Foley suing police officer, city in shooting

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. robdog

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    Source: <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6429174" target="_blank">Associated Press</a>

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    By Bernie Wilson

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers linebacker Steve Foley sued the city of Coronado and the off-duty police officer who shot him three times outside his home, his attorney said Wednesday.

    The civil suit accuses Officer Aaron Mansker of negligence and excessive force, and seeks unspecified damages from the officer and the city.

    Foley was shot early Sept. 3 near his home in suburban Poway by Mansker, a 23-year-old rookie Coronado police officer who was off-duty at the time and suspected the linebacker of drunken driving.

    Mansker told investigators that he shot Foley after the player reached for his waistband. Investigators said Foley was unarmed.

    Foley missed the season and wasn't paid his $775,000 salary.

    The linebacker was flying to Miami on Wednesday and wasn't immediately available for comment, said his lawyer, Jordan Cohen. The suit was filed Friday in San Diego Superior Court.

    A Coronado city official didn't immediately respond to a phone message.
     

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