The family of a Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., woman announced today that they’re suing 20 different police officers for $100 million.
They’re claiming two different police departments covered up their mother’s murder, WXYZ TV reports.
It’s been more than four years since JoAnn Matouk Romain died.
Her children believe she was murdered and police in both Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe Woods say there’s no evidence to suggest Romain’s death was anything other than a suicide.
In a lawsuit filed today, Romain’s children allege that 20 different police officers in both departments “conspired to cover up her murder.”
According to police records from St. Clair Shores, Romain’s daughter and other relatives brought an 89-year-old aunt into a local bank to withdraw $216,000 in cash from the aunt’s annuity account. The cash was put back into the account four days later. The family says the money was taken out to pay a possible ransom.