The widow of a man killed by police during a standoff at a
Neenah motorcycle shop is suing the officers for wrongful
lawsuit filed Monday, Theresa Mason-Funk says the officers
used unnecessary and excessive force when they shot Michael
Funk at Eagle Nation Cycles last December.
Funk was a
hostage and was shot by officers Craig Hoffer and Robert
Ross while trying to escape.
Attorney Jim Godlewski told Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/2arFYNN
) that the lawsuit will be referred to the city's defense
counsel. He had no comment on the lawsuit itself.
Wisconsin Department of Justice determined the officers
thought Funk was the armed hostage taker and was a threat,
and they weren't criminally responsible for his killing.
accused in the standoff, Brian Flatoff, faces trial.