Family of 'Cops' TV crew member killed by Omaha police sues

Feb 25, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The brother of a crew member for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by a police bullet in 2014 while filming a shootout has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Omaha.

The lawsuit filed by Trevor Dion, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, says that Omaha police were negligent in the Aug. 26, 2014, death of his brother, Bryce Dion.

Bryce Dion was killed during a shooting at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha as officers interrupted an armed robbery.

The suspect, Cortez Washington, fired a realistic air gun during the confrontation, and officers returned fire. One bullet fired at Washington hit Dion through a gap in his bulletproof vest. Washington also was killed.

The officers involved were briefly placed on leave, but returned to their jobs following an investigation.


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