MARGARITA HERNANDEZ V. FEDERAL WAY, ET AL.
USDC Western District of Washington at Seattle, Cause No. 2:18-cv-01473-BJR
Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Personal Representative of decedent’s estate brought Fourth Amendment claims for unreasonable seizure and excessive force, as well as state law claims, related to an officer-involved shooting. Decedent had threatened his family members, prompting them to call 911. After officers evacuated family from the dwelling, decedent refused commands to surrender and threatened the officers with knives. The court determined the officers’ use of deadly force was reasonable as a matter of law and dismissed all claims.