Civil Liberties

West Virginia City Facing Lawsuit for Denying FOIA Request Related to Fatal Police Shooting

2012 incident in Huntingdon


The State of West Virginia, by way of Charleston attorney Michael T. Clifford, is suing the City of Huntington for refusing to release records requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

Clifford represents the Estate of Joshua Jonnie Emerson, who was shot to death by Huntington Police Officer Stephen Fitz on Dec. 22, according to a complaint filed March 28 in Cabell Circuit Court.