Wife of man killed by Colorado Springs police files $950,000 claim against city

 Friday, August 30, 2013

 The Gazette

The common-law wife of a man killed by two Colorado Springs police officers in a hail of gunfire last year has filed a $950,000 claim against the city. The claim, filed on behalf of the estate of Robert Kresky, who died after he was shot 14 times in December 2012, alleges officers gunned him down while he was running. “Mr. Kresky was an unarmed, non-dangerous fleeing suspect and posed no threat of death or serious physical injury to officers or others,” the claim states.The assertion contradicts findings of an investigation by the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which ruled in March that officers were justified in shooting Kresky, who allegedly led a criminal organization with “significant ties” to Mexican drug traffickers.