Survivors of Wisconsin Shooting Must Pay City’s Court Costs, Court Says

May 25, 2010

A judge’s ruling has gone against the survivors of a mass shooting in Crandon and families of the four victims.

The parties had sued the city of Crandon and Forest County following the October 2007 shooting by Tyler Peterson. He was a part-time Crandon police officer and full-time Forest County sheriff’s deputy.

The families claimed Peterson’s mental instability led to the shootings and should have been recognized under Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement Standards.

A judge dismissed that lawsuit last month, saying the city and county weren’t responsible.

Now the judge has ordered the plaintiffs to pay almost $21,000 of the city and county’s legal costs.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Jim Olson tells WLUK they will appeal that decision.

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