Jury orders city of Roy to pay $3.26M to men shot by police

ROY, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded two men who live south of Tacoma a total of $3.26 million for injuries after being shot by one of the town of Roy’s two police officers during a drunken joy ride in a 2019 snowstorm. The Seattle Times reports the jury found Officer Chris Johnson used excessive force when he fired into the cab of a small off-road vehicle, striking David Rice and Seth Donahue. Johnson claimed he was struck by the vehicle after he exited his police car and tried to stop it following a pursuit. The plaintiffs claim they didn’t know they were being chased and Johnson ambushed them at an intersection.