Judge denies motion to throw out civil case involving in-custody death of Tommie McGlothen Jr.

Tommie McGlothen Jr., 44
Tommie McGlothen Jr., 44(Tommie McGlothen, III)
Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 11:21 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A U.S. district judge has denied a motion to dismiss a case involving four Shreveport police officers.

The family of Tommie McGlothen Jr. is suing the City of Shreveport, former Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond, four Shreveport police officers, and several members of the Shreveport Fire Department, including former Chief Scott Wolverton.


The defendants have asked for the civil case to be thrown out, however, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote denied the motion. The judge has also asked for the plaintiffs to amend and add more information to the civil case. A trial date for that case has not yet been set.

McGlothen died in police custody in April of 2020. KSLA was able to obtain dash cam video of his violent encounter with police. The four officers involved are charged in state court with negligent homicide and malfeasance in office.

Those officers have requested a bench trial with a judge in Caddo Parish district court. That court date is set for June.

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