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Family drops wrongful death suit against city of Appleton, police

8:45 PM, Mar. 5, 2013
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The family of a sword-wielding man who was shot seven times in a 2010 confrontation with officers has withdrawn a wrongful death lawsuit against Appleton and members of its police department.

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach signed an order Monday dismissing the civil case filed last year by the wife and children of 35-year-old Armando Aponte. The family sought unspecified damages from the city, former police chief David Walsh and the two officers who shot Aponte: Carlos del Plaine and Joseph Lidbury.

Aponte died Sept. 8, 2010. The officers fired when Aponte came at them with a sword in ...

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