Ala. College Asks Court To Toss Suit Over Shooting

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The University of South Alabama and its police chief want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a nude student who was shot to death by a campus police officer.

Both the school and university police chief Zeke Aull argued in court documents that they are immune from being sued under state law in the October death of freshman Gil Collar, 18, of Wetumpka.

His parentsfiled the suit over the killing last month. They are seeking an unspecified amount of money and a court order requiring the school to arm its officers with stun guns.

Aside from arguing he can't be held liable for Collar's death, Aull also asked a judge to refuse the demand to arm all school officers with the weapons, which are used to shock suspects into submission.

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