TULSA -- Attorneys for Joshua Barre have notified the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office that they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit against the office in connection with his shooting death in June.
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A tort claim states that between April and June, the Sheriff's Office received a civil warrant which ordered them to take Barre into custody for a behavioral health evaluation. Deputies encountered Barre several times before the shooting happened, but failed to take him into custody, according to the claim.
The claim says the "actions or inactions constitute negligence and deliberate indifference and created a dangerous condition leading to an excessive use of force in the shooting death of Joshua Barre."
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said charges won't be filed against an officer or two deputies who were involved in Barre's shooting.
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