Woman Files Massachusetts Injury Case After Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Her in the Face

Britteney Miles is suing for Massachusetts personal injury. Miles was pregnant in 2012 when a former police officer accidentally shot her in the face. She is seeking $1.5 million.

Police arrived at her apartment to answer a 911 call over a possible break in. When Miles, 21, who was holding her daughter in her arms went to open the door, former officer Danielle Petrangelo’s gun went off by accident.

According to the plaintiff, when Petrangelo knocked on the door she was holding her servce revolver at chest level and pointing it toward the entrance. The gun discharged as Miles unlocked the door, causing injury to the woman, who was shot in the chin and face.

Police claimed that police heard a lot of noise inside the apartment, which was the reason for Petrangelo’s actions. Miles, however, in her Agawam personal injury case, contends that only she and the kids were in the unit by the time police arrived.

Miles had asked her boyfriend to leave the apartment because he was drunk. He returned and broke a window, which is when Miles called police. By the time they arrived, he had gone out the back door.

In her Massachusetts injury lawsuit, Miles is also suing the town, Petrangelo, two unnamed cops, and Police Chief Gillies. She claims that the cops took part in a cover-up of why the gun was discharged. Miles is seeking damages for her physical injuries, pain and suffering, serious emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. She is also suing on behalf of two of her kids, who were traumatized by the shooting.

Personal injury cases can be brought even when harm has been unintentionally inflicted. If you believe that someone’s negligence caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, you should speak with a Boston injury law firm today.

Agawam woman shot in the face by a police officer, sues for $1.5 million, WWLP, April 30, 2015

Agawam woman accidentally shot in face by police files $1.5 million suit in federal court, Mass Live, April 30, 2015


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