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Family suing Bracken County officials over man's death

BROOKSVILLE, KY (FOX19) - A local attorney is suing Bracken County and several police agencies on behalf of the widow and family of Robert Bradford.

Bradford was shot and killed by police at the end of May after police responded to a domestic dispute.

At the of the incident, police officers reported that Bradford ignored repeated commands to stop while he came at them driving a front end loader.

"This is another example, it happens every day. People do things they shouldn't do and police are trained to deal with them," said attorney Eric Deters. "The police are not allowed to say, 'You do something bad and we can shoot you 20 times.'"

Several police agencies and individual officers are named in the suit that seeks punitive and compensatory damages.

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