Va. Supreme Court to hear Norfolk police recruit death lawsuit

Va. Supreme Court to hear Norfolk police recruit death lawsuit

Va. Supreme Court to hear Norfolk police recruit death lawsuit

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 2 at 2:46 PM

UPDATE 6/2: Steve Emmert, an attorney for the plaintiff, tells 13News Now the case will go before the Supreme Court of Virginia on June 4.  It is likely, he says, the court will make their ruling in September. 
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NORFOLK -- The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear a lawsuit brought against the City of Norfolk by the widow of a police recruit who was killed during training. 

Steve Emmert, an attorney for the plaintiff, told 13News Now the court will likely hear arguments in June or September. 

A ruling on whether the case will proceed to trial is expected later this year. 

John Kohn, the recruit, collapsed during self-defense training at the Norfolk Police Department in December 2010 and later died.

A state Labor Department investigation found he was repeatedly struck in the head. 

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