PORTLAND -- A federal lawsuit says the city of Portland should fire a policeman who mistook lethal shotgun rounds for beanbag rounds, seriously wounding an unarmed, clearly mentally ill man.
Officer Dane Reister fired the rounds June 30, 2011, wounding Kyle Monroe, who continues to suffer debilitating effect to today, according to the suit first reported by the Oregonian.
The suit asks for Reister to be fired and outlines a litany of instances and causes that city officials have ignored to date that are cause of dismissal, a violation of Monroe's civil rights. It also asks for $11 million in damages.
A grand jury earlier concluded that Reister should be charged with second and third-degree assault. He was later also charged with negligent wounding. The case remains pending. Reister has been on paid leave since the shooting, the lawsuit said.