$3,750,000 recovery for officer slain by “friendly fire”
Mike was an undercover police officer doing dangerous anti-drug work, who tragically lost his life when a fellow officer carelessly opened fire. Under Pennsylvania law, the officer’s family had no remedy, so Raynes lawyers looked to federal law, arguing that the officer who wrongly opened fire violated the slain officer’s civil rights. This was a novel legal theory within this federal circuit. By careful investigation, with the assistance of leading experts on proper police procedure, the team negotiated a settlement which included a substantial award coupled with preservation of the workers’ compensation benefits for the family.