City of Va Beach claims Donovan Lynch’s own negligence contributed to his death
Written by Karolyn Hairston on March 23, 2022
Federal judge Arenda Wright-Allen said the Lynch family has enough evidence to move forward with their claim that Virginia Beach Police officer Solomon Simmons, who shot Lynch, was improperly trained, leading to his death.
According to the documents, the City of Virginia Beach claims Lynch was negligent by entering an active shooting situation, crouching unannounced behind shrubbery, having a gun, placing a bullet into the chamber during an active shooting situation, rising and turning toward police officers with the loaded weapon. The city claims Lynch was under the influence of alcohol.
Source: WTKR News