Family of Injured Student to Sue Until Resolution Reached

Family of Injured Student to Sue Until Resolution Reached

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The family of a 17-year-old Riverton High School student injured in a scuffle with a school resource officer says they will sue unless a resolution can be reached.

This week, Brad Brokaw's family filed a "Notice of Claim" with the sheriff's office and the Jordan School District.

A Notice of Claim offers the sheriff's office the chance to resolve a claim without litigation. However, if a resolution is not reached a civil lawsuit if filed.

The sheriff's office say they can't comment on any pending litigation.

Back in March, Brokaw was injured when Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy Ben Bolduc tried to handcuff him for being disorderly. However, Brokaw's head ended up hitting the ground hard when Bolduc tried to put the teen on the ground.

The Notice of Claim is for 200-thousand dollars for medical expenses and other damages. It also calls for deputies to receive proper training before they are placed in the schools.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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