Mayor files lawsuit in police shooting death of spouse - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Mayor files lawsuit in police shooting death of spouse

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

January 19, 2006

by Brian Russell

Newton - The new mayor of a small South Georgia town is suing the city and two police officers in connection with the shooting death of her husband.

Mobile home park owner Herschell Bullard was shot to death by Newton police outside his home October 3rd.

Today his wife Markeita, who has since been elected mayor, filed a lawsuit against the men and the city.

Her attorney, T. Gamble, said they are claiming a "battery of constitutional violations, including wrongful death."

The lawsuit doesn't specify damages.

Officer James Freeman and Captain David Zigan claim Bullard fired first.

They face criminal charges in connection with the shooting. Freeman resigned from his post.

A Baker County grand jury indicted the officers on involuntary manslaughter charges in November.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=ShootingLawsuit

Powered by WorldNow