The officer, identified by authorities as Alexandra Harris, had stopped to assist state troopers at one of two accidents that happened late last night. When she stepped out of her vehicle, she was immediately struck and killed.
Officer Theresa Simon presumably suffered a massive heart attack while working. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital after lifesaving measures failed.
The lawsuit alleges that state police and HSI had Trooper Darian Jarrott make the traffic stop without any backup or protective gear and without informing him of "how dangerous Cueva was known to be."
After an hours-long search police fatally shot the suspect. The suspect reportedly shot at an officer and the officer returned fire, killing the suspect.
Police were searching the area when a call came in around 8:12 a.m. about a possible body floating in the pond.
The children of a man killed by police in Louisiana's capital city five years ago have accepted a $4.5 million settlement from the local government, the man's family and the city's mayor said Friday.