DENVER (AP) -- A federal magistrate has recommended dismissing civil rights claims in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Sudanese refugee who was shot to death after a 911 operator told him to return to Denver from a neighboring suburb.
As a result, the case could be moved to state court.
Judge Michael Hegarty said the operator's actions likely played a role in Jimma Reat's death in 2012, but there appear to be no U.S. constitutional issues.
According to the Denver Post, it will be up to U.S. Judge Robert Blackburn to decide whether to dismiss the claims.
The Denver 911 operator who told the victims of a road rage incident to return to Denver from Wheat Ridge and wait for officers back at the scene was fired.
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