In June 2020, Isabella Thallas, a 21-year-old Denver, Colorado resident, was shot and killed while walking her dog.
Michael Close, who was accused of killing Thallas, used the weapon of a former police sergeant who failed to properly secure the weapon in his home, allowing the suspect to get it. There was a quarrel between the girl and the shooter, during which he took out a weapon and shot her several times, mortally wounding her.
In June 2021, the family of Thallas filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an alleged shooter and former police sergeant whose weapon police believe was used in the shooting.
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“Politica breached his duty by negligently entrusting the use of his weapon and ammunition to Michael Close knowing he was a person with a history of irresponsible, reckless, and negligent behavior,” the lawsuit says.
“We want to know why the murderer was in possession of this weapon, which was outlawed in Denver. We also want to know how he obtained the ammunition and the large-capacity magazines that are outlawed in Colorado,” the family’s attorney said.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.