Campaign Coverage 2020

Widow of slain police commander sues gun-selling website

CHICAGO (AP) — The widow of a slain Chicago Police Department commander has filed a lawsuit against the website used to sell the gun tied to her husband’s death. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Erin Bauer, wife of Cmdr. Paul Bauer, filed the lawsuit against in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee. The 9-millimeter Glock pistol allegedly used to kill Bauer in 2018 was sold by a Madison, Wisconsin resident to a Milwaukee resident. The lawsuit claims the gun later made its way through the ``criminal marketplace” to Shomari Legghette, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Paul Bauer. The lawsuit alleges Armslist negligently allowed sales of weapons without background checks. Armslist officials haven’t responded to requests for comment.

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