The family of a Temple University police officer who was killed in the line-of-duty earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against his alleged killer's parents.
According to Marrone Law Firm, LLC, the legal representation for the family of Sgt. Chris Fitzgerald, the civil action lawsuit was filed Thursday against 18-year-old Miles Pfeffer's father, mother and the mother's boyfriend, Fox 29 reports.
Police say Fitzgerald was fatally shot during a struggle with Pfeffer in North Philadelphia on February 18, 2023.
"The killer is charged with murder, but filing this lawsuit also brings other culpable individuals or people that we believe have involvement in the killing of Christopher," Fitzgerald family attorney, Joseph Marrone, explained.
The lawsuit alleges Pfeffer's mother, her boyfriend and Pfeffer's father knew about his "mental instability, propensity for violence, and interest in firearms," and did nothing to stop him.