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Osagie Trial Update

A federal judge has set a tentative trial date in the lawsuit tied to the deadly police shooting of Osaze Osagie of State College in 2019.

Gary Sinderson has our update in the case.

The lawsuit between Osagie’s family and State College borough and the borough police department has been ongoing for several months with allegations going back a forth. The federal judge
presiding over the case has set a trial date. But don’t expect it anytime soon, in fact its well over more than a year away

The tentative date for a trial, November of 2022, is included in whats termed a joint case management plan that was issued by the court, after a meeting with legal counsel for both sides.
Osaze Osagie was shot and killed in March of 2019 when three State College police officers, went to his apartment while responding to a mental health call.

Police say Osagie rushed them with a knife, and one of the officers killed him in self defense. The court’s management plan for the civil suit reviews the disagreements at the heart of the
suit, and then sets a time line for trial preparations. There are also dates this Fall noted for mediation, or whats termed alternative dispute resolution.

The three State College police officers involved in the incident were cleared of criminal charges by the Centre County District Attorney, following a State Police investigation,

So far there’s be no talk from either side about any possible out of court settlement in this case.

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