Federal court to hear widow's lawsuit against Neenah

A photo of Michael "M.L." Funk, left, is seen inside Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah, Dec. 9, 2015. Funk was shot and killed by police during a standoff four days earlier. (WLUK/Alexa Santos)

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.

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