Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Against Pawnee Police

May 3, 2012

The family of a man fatally shot by the Pawnee assistant police chief has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on the two-year anniversary of the shooting.

The estate of 25-year-old James Dylan Gonzales filed the suit Tuesday. The suit seeks more than $75,000 in damages and claims that the Pawnee Police Department used excessive force.

Police say Gonzales was a burglary suspect who led Assistant Chief Calvin Brown on a foot chase, then barricaded himself inside an abandoned nursing home. Police say Gonzales stabbed Brown in the face, and Brown then shot him.

Police Chief Herb Adson tells the Stillwater News-Press that Brown has recovered from the stabbing and remains assistant chief.

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  • May 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    Okie Not From Muskogee says:
    I grew up in the area. Alcohol was likely involved. This will be thrown out of court on summary judgement.
  • May 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Water Bug says:
    $75K for a ridiculous wrongful death claim? At least the demand is not for $75Million. Why so cheap?
  • May 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    DD72 says:
    Never bring a knife to a gun fight. Good for the cop!
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