Frederick County Family Sues Maryland Police for Wrongful Death

by Monty Yolles on February 8, 2013

 A family in Frederick, Maryland is suing the Maryland State Police after Veronica Harding-Perkins was shot and killed by a state trooper in her home on June 17, 2010.

The police responded to the call at around 12:45 a.m. after Dean Perkins, the woman’s husband, called in to report that his wife had been drinking and was throwing furniture from their home onto the sidewalk. Dean alerted police that his wife was intoxicated and that she also had access to a gun.

Upon arrival, then-Cpl. Corbin entered the house through an attached business and saw Mrs. Perkins holding a gun. He fired his weapon and retreated out of the house. Police then set up a barricade around the house and waited five hours before entering the house again with a state police tactical assault team.

Corbin has since been promoted to Sergeant and claims he only fired his service weapon because Mrs. Perkins had pointed her gun at him.  The family disagrees, claiming that Mrs. Perkins only slightly moved her head and body, but never actually pointed the gun at Corbin.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to police negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation. Each case is fact-specific, so consult with an experienced injury attorney to determine your best course of action.

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