Federal court to hear widow's lawsuit against Neenah
CHICAGO (WLUK) -- A federal court in Chicago is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in Theresa Mason-Funk’s wrongful death lawsuit against Neenah.
M.L. Funk, who was a hostage at the cycle shop, was killed by police officers when he escaped the building, carrying a gun. An investigation cleared the officers – Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross - of any wrongdoing for the Dec. 5, 2015 incident.
The widow’s initial lawsuit against the officers and city was dismissed by a federal judge in Green Bay. She appealed to the Seventh Court of Appeals in Chicago.
There is no set time for when a decision will be issued.
Meanwhile, Brian Flatoff, the man convicted of starting a standoff that led to Funk's death is being sentenced Wednesday.