MINNEAPOLIS, MILWAUKEE and MADISON, Wis., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Theresa Mason-Funk, through her attorney Howard B. Schoenfeld of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, has served a Statement of Claims totaling more than $3.5 million against the City of Neenah and the three officers involved in a shooting incident, which ultimately left her husband dead on December 5, 2015.
While working at the Eagle Nation Cycles shop, Funk's husband, Michael L. Funk was taken hostage by Brian Flatoff. During the course of responding to the incident officers named in Funk's Claims shot and killed her husband, who died at the scene.
In this official statement, Schoenfeld outlines his position with respect to the filings:
"I am privileged to represent Theresa Mason-Funk, the widow of Michael L. Funk. The documents that we have prepared and served on the City of Neenah and Neenah Police Officers Hoffer, Kuffel and Ross, are required by Wisconsin law before a lawsuit can be filed. The City and the named officers have a period of 120 days from the date of service to determine whether they want to resolve this matter without the need for litigation.
If a lawsuit is filed, it will be in the United States District Court and it will be heard and decided by a jury. Neither Theresa nor I will be providing any additional comments related to the case at this time. It is important that the legal matters of my clients and other parties involved be conducted in the privacy of my office or in the Courtroom. In so doing, we level the playing field for all parties involved."
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