In a letter to the media via a press release, our Ohio wrongful death lawyers wrote:
A fair and impartial investigation must be conducted into
the death of Linda Hicks, whose age and mental illness left her a particularly
vulnerable member of our community. A Lucas County grand jury decided last week
not to indict the Toledo Police Officer who shot and killed Linda Hicks on a
murder charge, but that does not mean the shooting was justified. The grand
jury only considered a murder charge and no lesser offenses. Regardless of any
criminal charges that might have been appropriate, the conduct of the officer
and the Toledo Police Department may have been negligent and a civil action for
wrongful death may be the only recourse for the family of Linda Hicks.
The Estate of Linda Hicks is being represented
by Charles Boyk and Michael Bruno of the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, of
Toledo. Ms. Hicks’ grieving family waited patiently for the Lucas County
Prosecutor’s Office to complete its investigation, but they are left with many
Read our next blog to find out what those questions are.
If you have lost a loved one due to tragic
circumstances, contact our Ohio
fatal accident lawyers at 800.637.8170 for your free copy of The Ohio
Wrongful Death Book.