Judge dismisses widow's case against officers in Eagle Nation Cycles standoff shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by police during a standoff at a Wisconsin motorcycle shop.

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach said Wednesday the actions of Neenah police officers Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross were reasonable.

The officers shot 60-year-old Michael Funk at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah in December 2015. Funk was a hostage and had drawn his handgun as he tried to escape. Police believed Funk was the hostage-taker.

An attorney for Funk's widow tells USA Today Network-Wisconsin he will appeal.

Attorney Gregg Gunta, who defended Neenah and the officers, says he's pleased for the officers and their families but says, "The whole thing was sad."

The criminal case against the man accused in the standoff, Brian Flatoff, is pending.

Read the judge's ruling below:
 

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