Lawsuit against Utica police officer, city of Utica for 2013 shooting dismissed

The lawsuit against a Utica police officer and the City of Utica for a 2013 officer-involved shooting has been dismissed.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 11:43 AM

UTICA – The lawsuit against a Utica police officer and the City of Utica for a 2013 officer-involved shooting has been dismissed by the United States District Court, according to city officials.

On Boilermaker Sunday in July 2013, Utica Police Officer Anthony Ellis fired two rounds at Jessie Lee Rose at Addison Miller Park when Rose discharged a shotgun several times and didn’t comply with Ellis’ commands to drop the weapon.

One of the shots fired by Ellis struck Rose in the hand, and she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to city officials.

In 2014, Rose’s parents and estate filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming that Ellis used excessive, unconstitutional deadly force, and also that the Utica Police Department didn’t adequately train officers on the use of deadly force and interactions with mentally ill people.

The U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit and all federal claims against Ellis on April 19, and Rose’s parents also abandoned their claim that the department failed to properly train its officers.

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