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Federal judge dismisses suit against Anniston

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit
against the city of Anniston and its police department.

Deborah Grinton filed the suit in 2008 claiming that her daughter's and grandchildren's rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated.

Grinton's daughter, Shameka Grant, was fatally shot at her home
in July 2006 by her boyfriend, Renzyne Coffer.

Anniston police officers were at the home to arrest Coffer on an outstanding warrant for unpaid garbage bills.

They allowed him to go in the bedroom to get dressed, and he shut the door and shot Grant.

Grant had gone to police earlier in the day to make a domestic violence report against Coffer but declined to sign the warrant.

The Anniston Star reports that U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre
ruled Monday that the suit didn't establish facts that showed the
officers or the city violated any constitutional rights.


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