Victims' relatives demand compensation

  • 1999-08-05
RIGA (BNS) - The relatives of the people killed in Jelgava earlier this year by a drunken police officer have demanded more than 100,000 lats ($169,500) in compensation, the prosecutor general's office announced.The plaintiffs have also asked the courts to recognize the Interior Ministry as culpable too, since the gunman, Dairis Filipovs, was an off-duty security officer. Filipovs, charged with murder, hooliganism and robbery, shot two dead and injured two others in a bar in Jelgava March 26. After the incident, he shot an acquaintance of his wife's, who had come with her to pick up the dru...
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