The ACLU of Oklahoma legal team joined lead counsel, Jacob Diesselhorst with Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, PLLC in yesterday's filing at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the application of qualified immunity in Redd v. City of Oklahoma City, et al. This case stems from the killing of Brian Simms Jr. in 2013 by off-duty Oklahoma City police officer, Paul Galyon.
Simms, Jr., 24, died in his car, bleeding to death after being shot at least nine times by an off-duty police officer working as armed, private security during a concert at the Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a homicide.
The filing in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals follows a seven year battle by Brian’s mother, Charlesetta Murrey, most recently concluding with a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Officer Gaylon at the District Court level. The court granted Officer Galyon qualified immunity.