An undercover police officer shot in February by a fellow Minneapolis cop filed a federal lawsuit yesterday, seeking $9 million from the city and the officer who seriously wounded him. Officer Duy Ngo contends that his civil rights were violated when he was “shot multiple times without legal justification by Minneapolis police officer Charles Storlie,” the St. Paul Pioneer Press says.
Duy Ngo, 30, a member of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, was conducting surveillance on a drug house in South Minneapolis Feb. 25 when a man tried to sell him drugs, then shot him in his bullet-resistant vest. The man has never been arrested. Duy Ngo called for backup and gave chase but then fell from his injuries. Storlie arrived, apparently mistook Ngo for the suspect and shot him in the vest, arm, and both legs.
Duy Ngo, a 14-year veteran of the force, remains out of work, recovering from his injuries. He has limited use of his left arm and has nightmares and flashbacks.