Suspect Sues Police Officer
A man is suing the Halifax police officer he claims shot him three times too many. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, William Tolway, 37, says it was “not necessary” for the officer to fire his gun more than twice during an incident March 9, 2004.
Tolway was in a second-storey apartment in Halifax when police arrived as part of an investigation into two armed bank robberies.
When Tolway allegedly panicked and lunged at the officers with a knife, an officer fired off five shots. At least three hit Tolway, according to the suit. In court documents, Tolway says the first two shots were legitimate but the other three “were unlawful” whether they hit him or not. The situation was under control by the second shot, he claims..
Or one too few.