BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Testimony continued Thursday in the trial for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Korryn Gaines, who was fatally shot in a standoff with police.
The all-female jury was seated Tuesday in the civil trial.
Gaines was killed during an hourslong standoff in 2016 at her Randallstown apartment after pointing a shotgun at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant stemming from a traffic stop that included disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Attorneys for Gaines’ family claim officers used excessive force when they fatally shot her and injured her 5-year-old son. They also say police violated her rights by illegally entering her apartment.
Fireworks were exchanged between family attorneys and the judge over the relevance of certain questions being asked.
Many of the questions surrounded the tactical officers in the front line the day of the standoff, what their vantage point was and who exactly saw Gaines raise her shotgun.
County prosecutors previously found Officer Royce Ruby’s shooting legally justified and charges weren’t filed.
Medical examiners and a doctor who worked on Gaines’ son Kodi are expected to speak Friday.