UPDATE: Officers questioned in Mon County wrongful death trial

During day two of a wrongful death trial, the deputy who fired the shots that killed Christie Cathers was identified as Sergeant A.D. Coe.

Reports indicate that Coe, who was a deputy at the time of the 2015 incident, took the stand Tuesday, where he was questioned by plaintiffs.
Coe was not incident after the incident, as a review had determined that he followed procedure properly.

Another deputy at the scene, Deputy Bradley Booker, also took the stand. Both Coe and Booker were reportedly questioned on circumstances that led to the shooting, the training they had, and departmental procedures that involved felony vehicles.

The case is being overseen by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Bedell.

Original Story
The civil trial over the death of a woman shot by Monongalia County Sheriff’s Deputies in 2015 has begun, according to the Associated Press.

45-year-old Christie Cathers was shot to death during a pursuit involving Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputies. The sheriff’s office said that two deputies were responding to a report about someone brandishing a knife. Cathers attempted to flee the scene, later driving her vehicle toward a deputy and striking a sheriff’s cruiser. Deputies fired into the vehicle, killing Cathers.

The trial over Cathers death began Monday. The attorney for Cathers’ estate argues that Cathers died as the result of “a series of negligent acts out of poor training,” while a lawyer with the Mon County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies “did what they had to under dangerous, evolving and uncertain circumstances."