Attorney: Video contradicts official account of shooting
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the Bullitt County case last year
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – An attorney says body camera video that shows a Kentucky deputy fatally shooting a man fleeing in a vehicle contradicts the official account of what happened.
Video obtained by WDRB-TV shows Bullitt County deputies found 20-year-old Eric Kessler asleep or passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and broke a window to awaken him.
The station reported Tuesday that Kessler appeared confused and backed into a police cruiser and then tried to flee.
Attorneys representing deputies in a civil suit have said Kessler accelerated his vehicle toward a deputy.
Attorney Zack McKee filed a wrongful death lawsuit last year and says video shows deputies behind Kessler as he drove away.