Excessive force used in death of Lakota man

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Jerry Capps, Rapid City, comforts his wife, Jaylene, as she grieves, touching the star quilt on the casket of her son, Christopher J. Capps, 22, during burial ceremonies on May 7, 2010. at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City. Photo by Randall Howell Jerry Capps, Rapid City, comforts his wife, Jaylene, as she grieves, touching the star quilt on the casket of her son, Christopher J. Capps, 22, during burial ceremonies on May 7, 2010. at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City. Photo by Randall Howell

Court ruling opens door for lawsuit
By Ernestine Chasing Hawk, Native Sun News, April 2, 2015 (via Indianz.com)

RAPID CITY –– “The cop murdered my son,” Jerry Capps told Native Sun News in May of 2010 shortly after his son Christopher Capps died from five gunshot wounds fired by Pennington County Deputy David Olson. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has just confirmed the distraught father’s suspicions, that Olson used excessive force in the death of his son and violated his constitutional rights.

“I told the cop ‘you shot my son because he was brown,’” the father had said in 2010. “There was no reason for this ……

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