Lawyers rest their case in Bainbridge police shooting
May 29, 2012 · 2:31 PM
TACOMA - Lawyers for the city of Bainbridge Island rested their case Tuesday in the civil rights lawsuit that was filed by the family of a 43-year-old Bainbridge man who was shot by police in October 2010.
Attorneys for the family, and the city, will make their closing arguments to the jury Wednesday.
Each side is expected to get roughly an hour before the jury is given the case.
Douglas Ostling was shot by a Bainbridge police officer after he called 911 on Oct. 26, 2010 and police went to his family's home. After officers were led to Ostling's apartment above the garage in the family's Bainbridge home, Ostling threatened officers with an ax and was shot after an attempt to use a taser on him failed.