GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Scott County Sheriff’s deputy, paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty, is suing the city of Georgetown and the Georgetown Police Department.
Jaime Morales was shot in the back as deputies and police tried to arrest suspected serial bank robber Edward Reynolds last September at a rest stop on Interstate 75 in Scott County.
An investigation into the shooting by Kentucky State Police concluded that the bullet that struck Morales came from the gun of a fellow officer. Investigators did not say which officer fired the shot.
According to the Herald-Leader newspaper, Morales filed a lawsuit late Friday, saying it was Georgetown Police officer Joseph Enricco who fired the shot.
The newspaper says the lawsuit goes on the claim that the Georgetown Police Department did not properly train members of the special response team who there to assist a U.S. deputy marshal arrest Reynolds. It also says that Enricco had only completed basic response team training one month prior to the incident and “lacked the experience, training or knowledge to serve on the call-out to apprehend Reynolds.”
The lawsuit asked for unspecified monetary damages.