Family Drops Lawsuit Against Cumberland County
Posted February 8, 2005 10:59 a.m. EST
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — The family of a man killed by a deputy dropped its case against Cumberland County. It turns out the county is immune from the lawsuit.
In September 2001, then-Deputy Marques Alexander shot Ronald Tew.
Alexander was arresting Tew for failure to appear in court on assault charges.
Tew's family believes Alexander used excessive force.