Notice of $20M lawsuit filed in Wyoming deputy shooting

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM CDT
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The mother of a man shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy has given formal notice she intends to file a $20 million wrongful-death lawsuit against a Wyoming county.

Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent says officials will discuss the notice, which is required before people can sue a government entity in the state. Sheriff's deputy Derek Colling shot 39-year-old Robbie Ramirez after a 2018 traffic stop in Laramie.

A grand jury declined to indict Colling, who remains a sheriff's corporal. Debbie Hinkel's notice alleges sheriff's officials failed to vet Colling before hiring him.

Colling was involved in two fatal shootings before being fired from the Las Vegas Police Department.

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