Family Sues Police Over Slaying In Southern Ohio

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The fatal shooting of a southern Ohio woman during a police drug raid has prompted a lawsuit amid a lengthy ongoing investigation by Ohio authorities.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Krystal Barrows' mother sued Ross County's sheriff and an officer who told investigators his tactical rifle fired accidentally during the raid last Dec. 11. Barrows was sitting on a couch in the trailer. The bullet fired from outside pierced a door casing and struck her in the forehead, and she died the next day at age 35.
The lawsuit filed this month in Ross County Common Pleas Court seeks at least $125,000 for wrongful death and other claims.
A special prosecutions team continues to investigate the shooting after a probe by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.