Tom Gaillard & Bill Watts obtain dismissal of claims against municipal client

Helmsing Leach partners Tom Gaillard and Bill Watts obtained a favorable ruling in a recent wrongful death case. The case involved the shooting death of plaintiff’s decedent after an armed confrontation with police. The plaintiff sued a local municipality and several police officers for wrongful death under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Alabama law.  The trial court entered an order on August 24, 2022, granting a motion to dismiss in favor of all defendants.