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2019 Police shooting In State College Update

The deadly police involved shooting of a State College man in 2019 continues to reverberate, and includes a federal lawsuit filed by the shooting victim’s family against the borough.

It was March of 2019 when Osaze Osagie was shot to death while three State College police officers were attempting to serve him with a mental health warrant.

The police were cleared of any wrongdoing in a state police investigation that termed the shooting justified, but Osagie’s family filed a federal lawsuit against the borough, its police department, and several officers, on several related issues including whether the officer who pulled the trigger was fit to serve.

This week, the Osagie estate filed notice that they are agreeing to dismiss four of the original claims in the lawsuit, including an allegation that State College Borough was aware of the police officer who pulled the trigger was himself in need of mental treatment.

Also dismissed were questions surrounding the legality of some borough policies, including those pertaining to people undergoing a mental health crisis.

The lawsuit against the borough is still in place on claims of excessive force and wrongful death, along with other issues.

There is no word yet on a possible trial date.

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