No. 88-5248.

881 F.2d 257 (1989)

Michael L. BELL, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Ronald COOPER and Louisville Police Department, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided July 27, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Winston E. King, Asst. Law Director (argued), Louisville, Ky., for defendants-appellees.

Michael Louis Bell, Louisville, Ky., Michael J. Athans (argued), Lord, Bissell & Brook, Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiff-appellant.

Before WELLFORD and MILBURN, Circuit Judges; and ALDRICH, District Judge.

WELLFORD, Circuit Judge.

On June 5, 1987, Michael Bell initiated pro se this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky alleging that Ronald Cooper, a Louisville police officer, violated Bell's civil rights while acting under color of state law when he shot Bell three times during his arrest on December 18, 1984. He also sued the Louisville Police Department in a later amended complaint. On July 8,...

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