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The family of Samuel Pauly, shot to death by a State Police officer in 2011 in Pauly’s house in Glorieta, is pleased that a wrongful death suit over the shooting can proceed despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found the officer didn’t violate “clearly established” law when he fired the fatal shot without calling out a warning, according to the family’s attorney.
“This is not the ruling we would have chosen,” said Lee Hunt of Santa Fe, the Pauly family’s attorney, referring to Monday’s Supreme Court opinion. “But the Paulys will still have their day in court and demonstrate why they think they were wronged.”
“From our side, we’re pleased the case goes forward,” said Hunt on Tuesday.