BIA officer not negligent for man's death after fall, head injury
Judge also clears the officer of foul play after no evidence submitted to support claim
A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer who helped a Fort Thompson man who had fallen in the middle of a road is not responsible for his eventual death, a federal judge has ruled.
Candace Bishop sued the United States as the personal representative to the estate of her husband, Charles Bishop. She alleged that Derek Parish, a BIA officer with the Crow Creek Agency, was negligent in Charles Bishop’s death. She also alleged that Parish might have caused Bishop’s injuries through misconduct.
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