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Scott County attorney removed from police shooting lawsuit

Scott County Attorney Mike Walton speaks during a news conference with Davenport law...
Scott County Attorney Mike Walton speaks during a news conference with Davenport law enforcement officials, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Davenport, Iowa.(Tony Watt/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 10:29 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Scott County Attorney Mike Walton has been removed from a $5 million lawsuit filed after a fatal police shooting in 2018.

The lawsuit was filed after Robert Mitchell was shot by a Scott County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop on the north side of Davenport in October 2018.

About a month later, Walton determined the shooting was justified. The administrator of Mitchell’s estate dismissed a due process count against Walton in September.

Several other counts against Scott County and the deputy who shot Mitchell are still pending.

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