On Thursday (March 4), the family of Charley McMurtry filed a $15 million claim against the California Highway Patrol for negligence and wrongful death after he was shot and murdered by one of its officers last month.
“They took him, they took my love, my person,” Ann McMurtry told ABC 7.
The McMurtry family, alongside their attorney, held a press conference to announce the filing. On February 5, McMurtry’s family said Charley suffered a mental well-being breakdown while driving with his wife along the I-10 freeway in Upland near San Bernardino.
“He was calling out for help and was in need of help,” said John Sweeney, the family’s attorney, according to ABC 7. “He started to cut himself with a knife.”
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McMurtry, a Marine Corps veteran who served three years at Camp Pendleton, suffered PTSD as a result of his service, his ……
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