A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit brought by Brandon Bradshaw's widow against Tommy Brown and other law enforcement officials after being informed that everyone involved in the suit has resolved their claims against one another.
The order from Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed the case with prejudice.
Heidi Bradshaw brought the lawsuit earlier this year in U.S. District Court against Brown, Warren County Sheriff Jerry "Peanuts" Gaines, sheriff's Maj. Randy Hargis, Bowling Green Police Department Chief Doug Hawkins, Medical Center EMS and unknown city, county and Kentucky State Police agents.
Brandon Bradshaw, 27, was shot three times Feb. 26, 2013, by Brown in the parking lot of Michelle's Consignment on U.S. 31-W By-Pass. He died four days later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Brown, at the time a Warren County court security officer, maintained that he acted in self-defense. A grand jury considered evidence and testimony in the case and declined to charge Brown with a crime.
In her lawsuit, Heidi Bradshaw claimed that her husband was shot without due process, that law enforcement failed to preserve evidence and exhibited a reckless disregard for and deliberate indifference to Brandon Bradshaw's life through conduct that she alleged was intentional, reckless, deliberate, wanton and/or malicious.
McKinley's order does not specify how the claims were resolved. Heidi Bradshaw sought an unspecified amount of damages for funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, earnings her husband would have accumulated had he lived and mental and physical pain and suffering.
— For more details, see Thursday's Daily News.