November 29, 2013
The Tuscaloosa Police officer who shot a family’s pet earlier this month has filed a lawsuit against a neighbor, claiming that she made untrue statements about the situation.
TPD Officer Mike Azwell is asking for $10,000 from Deborah Bosch, who lives next door to his mother in the Eastern Hills subdivision in Tuscaloosa County. Bosch is not the owner of the dog that was killed, but she did call Tuscaloosa Police and made statements about the incident, according to the suit filed in Tuscaloosa County District Court Friday afternoon.
The “slanderous, libelous and defamatory accusations” have caused the officer “injury to his reputation in the community, embarrassment, humiliation, suffered severe emotional distress, loss of sleep, emotional pain and anguish,” attorney Mark Morrow wrote in the complaint.