Galinger family attorney asks restaurant not to destroy any evidence
The attorney for the family of a Chattanooga Police officer killed in a hit & run is asking a local restaurant not to destroy any evidence.
A day after the family filed a lawsuit against the suspect, NewsChannel 9 has received a copy of the preservation of evidence letter sent to Farm to Fork in Ringgold.
The letter asks the owner not to delete or destroy any video, audio, or documents from February 23rd.
That's when suspect Janet Hinds was at the restaurant, hours before police say she hit and killed Officer Nicholas Galinger.
The letter also asks the restaurant to keep any video any video or audio recordings or documents from 2018 and 2019 related to:
- Sales records (food, beverage, alcohol, etc.)
- Employment & personnel records
- Alcohol sales licensure information
- Information on the restaurant's sale of alcohol to consumers
Prosecutors said in a preliminary hearing that Hinds had the equivalent of six beers and a shot of vodka in the hours before the crash. Her case awaits a grand jury decision.
On Tuesday, Galinger's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hinds, asking for $10 million.
We reached out to Hinds' attorney for comment Wednesday, but have not yet heard back.
You can read the letter below:
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- Restaurant owner confirms hit and run suspect was at his establishment on night of hit & run
- WATCH: Chattanooga honors fallen police officer Nicholas Galinger
- Watch: Funeral held for fallen Chattanooga Police officer in his Ohio hometown
- 'He told me good luck' - Boy with dreams of being a cop met Officer Galinger last week
- TOSHA to investigate death of Chattanooga Police officer
- Judge sends hit & run case to grand jury, reduces Hinds' bond during Tuesday hearing
- Hit & run suspect Janet Hinds released from jail on house arrest
- Family of Chattanooga police officer killed in February files lawsuit against driver