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Video: Firefighter's Family Sues KC Officer Over Fatal Shooting

August 07, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Firefighter's Family Sues Kansas City Officer Over Fatal Shooting

The family of a firefighter shot in downtown Kansas City, Mo., last December has filed a wrongful death suit in Jackson County court against off-duty Kansas City Police Officer Donald Hubbard, Marriott International and the Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group LLC, reports KSHB.

On his wedding night, firefighter Anthony Bruno got into an altercation with a cab driver and Hubbard, who was working security at the hotel where the cab was stopped, intervened.

The suit alleges that Hubbard shouldn’t have pursued Bruno because he was off duty and did not witness the fight. It also alleges that Hubbard did not have with him key pieces of police gear including his police radio, his stun gun, his baton or pepper spray. All, the suit says, could have been used to subdue Bruno.

Tags: Off-Duty Incidents, Lawsuits, Firefighters, Kansas City (Mo.) PD


Comments (5)

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Mac @ 8/8/2014 9:38 AM

I'll bet the law suit doesn't mention that the firefighter might have avoided everything if he didn't attack the KC LEO and put him in fear for his life...It's too bad the guy got shot but he left the officer with little choice at the time.

Cat. Crunch @ 8/8/2014 11:36 AM

I wonder why the cab driver is not sued. He must have really said or done something to piss a guy off on his wedding night.

Mike @ 8/8/2014 3:58 PM

This Firefighter was an out of control drunk who beat this officer leaving him with no other choice than to shoot his STUPID AZZ.

Mike @ 8/8/2014 3:58 PM

Drunk Fireman got exactly what he needed

Todd @ 8/12/2014 11:20 AM

Note, I usually don't make comments, but I have seen this video before.
So what if the officer was off duty. I guess the family is saying they, nor their son, would not help others in a time of need unless they are being paid. Their law suit reflects that mind set. Money, money, money.
This kind of behavior tends to make people not help others for fear of themselves getting hurt or getting sued. I give credit to the officer.
Maybe the family should have been taking responsiblility of their drunk son and should have taught him to have respect for others. Shame on the family.

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