Man shot by police files $5 million claim against Boise

Man shot by police files $5 million claim against Boise

Dorian Willes, 30, of Boise.

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 1:08 PM

BOISE -- A man who was shot 20 times by two Boise Police officers last summer claims they used excessive force has filed a $5 million tort claim against the city.

Dorian Willes filed a tort claim with the city on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old was shot by two Special Operations officers on June 5 during a confrontation at a North End apartment complex.

Willes was shot from only a few feet away as he jumped out from beneath a pile of plywood and pointed a soldering gun at the officers.

On Monday, Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs cleared the two officers of any wrongdoing after reviewing a report from a Critical Incident Task Force. He said they were justified in their use of deadly force.

Willes survived the shooting and spend two months in the hospital recovering. He claims he suffered permanent injuries and his medical bills have reached $1 million.

Boise city officials now have 90 days to respond to the tort claim.

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