Dan Ficker (6135)



7/4/2011: Two Cleveland police officers cross jurisdiction into Parma without notifying them. Daniel Ficker, 27, and his girlfriend attended a party at the Cleveland home of officer David Mindek. After they left the party, Mindek'€s wife -- a cousin of Ficker'€s girlfriend -- noticed $8,000 in jewelry and cash had been stolen. She suspected Ficker. Mindek, who was off-duty, called an on-duty officer, Matthew Craska, and together they went to Ficker'€™s girlfriend'€™s house in Parma, where they confronted the suspect, who was drunk. There was a fistfight, and Craska shot and killed Ficker. Mindek was charged with dereliction of duty for failing to assist Craska in the arrest, but he was acquitted at a trial. Ficker'€™s family filed a federal wrongful death suit against the officers, the police department and the city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiQ7s2QaUI0&list=LLsU12prh3rmNUlIaF3575wg



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