Saturday, September 19, 2009
[IN] Pending - Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Behalf of the Estate of Harrison County Jail Commander Christine Britton
[IN] The at-home shooting death of Harrison County Jail Cmdr. Christine Britton to be reviewed by the Grand Jury - A Harrison County grand jury is expected to be convened soon to review the circumstances surrounding the death of former county jail commander Christine Britton... Her estranged husband, county police officer John Britton, was present at the time...
BRITTON UPDATE: Tort claim puts sheriff, county on notice of pending lawsuit
September 18, 2009 | 12:55 PM
The Corydon Democrat has learned that an estate has been opened for the purpose of bringing a wrongful death action against Harrison County Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick, the Harrison County Commissioners and the Harrison County Council in Harrison County Circuit Court. Greg Clark, an attorney representing Christine Britton's family, confirmed the notice was filed yesterday (Sept. 17) on behalf of the estate of Christine Britton. Britton allegedly shot herself on March 29, using a pistol belonging to and provided by her husband John Britton, who is a police officer with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. Christine Britton's estate sent a Notice of Tort Claim, putting Harrison County on notice that it plans to bring a wrongful death action against it for the woman's death. By law, when a party plans to bring legal action against a government entity, the party must file a Notice of Tort Claim. The county has 90 days to respond to either accept, deny, and/or negotiate the claim. [LINK]