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Milwaukee judge allows trial against Badger Guns to move forward

Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee judge says a trial should proceed in the case of two police officers wounded by guns that a dealership allegedly sold to criminals.

Badger Guns and its predecessor, Badger Outdoors, failed to convince Circuit Judge Michael Goulee to throw out civil allegations against them.

Goulee ruled Monday that a lawsuit from Milwaukee officer Jose Lopez and former officer Alejandro Arce should keep moving forward. Both victims were wounded in a 2007 shooting incident with weapons that investigators said were traced to Badger Guns.

Two other wounded Milwaukee police officers -- Graham Kunisch and Bryan Norberg -- filed a similar and separate lawsuit that's scheduled to have a trial in September.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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