(12/14/2011)
A lawsuit filed after a State Police trooper shot a Roane County man in the head while serving him an arrest warrant in 2008 has been moved to U.S. District Court.

Lawyers for Stephen Krein said in a federal filing last week that two State Police troopers violated Krein's constitutional rights when they confronted him at Huffman's Store in Walton, and opened fire on him as he attempted to escape in his truck.

Mike Clifford, Krein's lawyer, said in the lawsuit that Krein was not posing a deadly threat to the officers in his attempt to flee.

The suit contends that troopers violated Krein's Fourth and 14th Amendment rights while trying to make the arrest.

Read the rest of Zac Taylor's story for the Charleston Gazette Trooper shooting suit transferred to federal court

See previous stories CLENDENIN MAN CRITICAL AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RUN OVER TROOPERS

MAN SHOT IN HEAD BY TROOPERS MAY 'NOT COME OUT OF THIS'

STATE POLICE ACTED PROPERLY IN ROANE SHOOTING

ROANE GRAND JURY FINDS NO CASE AGAINST TROOPER


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