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Deputy Jaime Morales sues city, police department

Posted at 6:04 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 06:40:32-04

(KENTUCKY.COM) — The Scott County deputy partially paralyzed after being shot back in September has filed a lawsuit against the City of Georgetown and its police department, according to Kentucky.com.

The paper says that Deputy Jaime Morales filed the lawsuit claiming that the police department had failed to properly train members of its Special Response Team.

On September 11 2018, police tried to arrest 57-year-old fugitive Edward Reynolds at the rest area off I-75 in Scott County. Officers shot and killed Reynolds when he pulled out a gun, but during the gunfire, Deputy Morales was hit. The paper said that in the lawsuit, Morales claims Georgetown Police Officer Joseph Enricco fired the bullet that hit him. The suit claims Enricco had only completed Basic Response Team training one month prior and had not been on any serious call outs. It also said Enricco had no vehicle assault training.

Kentucky.com says the lawsuit asks for unspecified monetary damages.