A federal judge is throwing out a lawsuit, filed by the widow of the hostage killed during a standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah.
Sixty-year-old Michael Funk was shot by two Neenah police officers, while he was trying to escape.
Judge William Griesbach sided with the officers.
Attorney Greg Gunta represented the officers and the city. He says Griesbach ruled that the officers used reasonable force under the circumstances, in Funk’s tragic death.
Gunta says the judge also granted the officers qualified immunity, and that means they won’t have to go to trial.
The suspect in the hostage situation, 47-year-old Brian Flatoff, is charged with felony murder in the death of Funk. His case has been delayed several times, and his trial is currently scheduled for March of next year.