The attorney for some of the families of the Crandon shooting victims says a negligence theory is the basis for claims against Forest County and the city of Crandon.
In October, off-duty police officer Tyler Peterson murdered six people before later apparently shooting himself. Former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager represents the families of four of the people killed, and also survivor Charlie Neitzul. She says they believe there was negligence in training Peterson how to fire weapons and granting him law enforcement authority.
Lautenschlager filed claims Monday, the deadline for doing so. She says family members were hoping to get more substantive information prior to the filing deadline, but few details about the case have been made public.
There is a six month time period for governments to respond to the claims. If there is no settlement, the matter could be taken to court.
The Wisconsin Attorney General's office says there will be a briefing on the case this Thursday in Madison.