Some time ago, this blog reported on the January 24, 2013 shooting of a LaPlace woman. At the time, the family had vowed to pursue a wrongful death claim against Louisiana State Police. Recently, a decision was rendered on the wrongful death claim.
After being stopped for a lack of headlights on her vehicle, the 60-year-old refused to get out of her vehicle during the 1:30 a.m. traffic stop. Authorities claim that she waved a gun at officers and drove off. She drove into the driveway of a nearby home. Officers followed and again requested that she get out of the car. Instead of getting out of the car, the 60-year-old began to fire shots at the police. The officers returned fire and she was killed by one of those bullets.