Case Conclusion Date:June 11, 2012
Practice Area:Civil Rights
Outcome:Settlement - $3,000,000
Description:Police excessive force case filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against Ionia County Police Officers for the shooting and killing of Fred Bletz in his own home while trying to execute an arrest warrant for Fred's son for a misdemeanor D.U.I. offense. The case also included a claim for the unlawful of detainment of Fred's wife, Kathryn Bletz.