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James Davies, cop killed by friendly fire: Lawsuit claims death was preventable

In November 2012, we told you about the friendly fire death of James Davies, a Lakewood police officer, during the investigation of what turned out to be a rather minor incident. The following January, First Judicial District DA Peter Weir determined that no criminal charges would be pressed in Davies's death.

That's not the final word, however. Tami Davies, James's widow, has reportedly filed a lawsuit over the incident, claiming that the tragedy was the "inevitable conclusion to a series of preventable acts and omissions."

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