A federal judge ruled Thursday there was no basis for claims that officers from various law enforcement agencies acted improperly when they killed a part-time Farmington firefighter after a 12-hour standoff outside his home in 2008.
U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer granted summary judgment motions for Farmington City, Davis County and Salt Lake City after finding officers from their jurisdictions did not violate the constitutional rights of Brian Wood during the confrontation. Nuffer dismissed claims against a Davis County sheriff's deputy in November 2012.
Wood's wife and parents alleged in their wrongful death lawsuit that officers acted unreasonably after responding to a 911 call Wood made in which he claimed he had beaten and raped his wife. After making the call, Wood got into a pickup truck outside his home, taking two pistols with him; he fired one weapon shortly after Farmington officers arrived at the home.