Appeals Court Rules Against Broken Arrow Woman In Wrongful Death Suit


Friday, December 21st 2012, 5:27 pm
By: News On 6


An appeals court has ruled in favor of a Broken Arrow police officer who shot and killed a man during a domestic violence call in 2009.

Officer Stephen Garrett shot Nathan Samuel, who was carrying a knife and ignored repeated orders to drop it and stop advancing.

10/7/2010 Related story: Broken Arrow Police Officer On Leave Following Fatal Shooting

Samuel's widow, Ruth Samuel, sued the City of Broken Arrow and Garrett.

A district court ruled in the city's favor, so Ruth Samuel appealed.

The appeals court upheld the ruling, saying the officer's use of force was legal.

10/12/2010 Related Story: City Of Broken Arrow Faces Wrongful Death Suit In 2009 Police Shooting