User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


75° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Lawsuit Against Officer Settled Out Of Court

February 3, 2012, 9:57 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Lawsuit Against Officer Settled Out Of Court
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Was a Brandon Police Officer negligent with his gun?

The public may never know.

The lawsuit against Officer Tyler Carda that KELOLAND News reported last week has now been settled out of court, just days before the trial. 

Carda was facing a wrongful death lawsuit because the family of his former fiancée, Kristi Denny, said he was negligent with his gun and that's why their daughter died.

Back in July 2008, Denny died of a gunshot wound from Carda's Brandon Police Department issued gun just days after Denny left treatment for a prescription drug addiction and shortly after the two had broken off their engagement.

The death was ruled a suicide and Carda's attorneys say the officer had nothing to do with his former fiancée’s death.

Denny's family filed a lawsuit in 2009 saying Carda had left his loaded gun on the floor of the couple's apartment, and his negligent actions led to her death.

Last week, the two sides argued several motions in the case ahead of a four-day jury trial that was scheduled for next week, but both sides have now reached a settlement and the case will no longer be handled in court.

Terms of the settlement will remain confidential. When the Denny family filed the original lawsuit, they wanted Carda to pay back the life insurance policy he collected several months after their daughter's death.

The original lawsuit says that Carda collected a $50,000 life insurance policy after Denny died. One of the requests the Denny family made in the lawsuit was that the insurance policy be paid back with interest.

And while the final settlement will never be public in this case, the incident can now be put to rest when it comes to the courtroom.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Two State Penitentiary Inmates On Escape Status

6/26/2015 7:22 PM

Two minimum-security inmates have been placed on escape status Friday.

Full Story
Mitchell Teen Dies In Rollover Crash

6/25/2015 7:10 PM

A 14-year-old boy has died after a single-vehicle crash outside of Mitchell Thursday.

Full Story
Man Dies After Attempting To Swim Across Dam

6/26/2015 11:05 AM

At around 10 p.m. Thursday, Flandreau Police said Kenneth Bursheim jumped in and tried to swim across the lower dam.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Drug Bust Suspects Arrested Again

6/25/2015 11:11 AM

Police say Dylan Nichols went into an apartment near East 6th St. and Chicago Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, armed with a gun.

Full Story
Final Autopsy Results Released For Alicia Hummel

6/24/2015 2:51 PM

There are new developments in a Clay County homicide investigation.

Full Story


Events