The family of Will Berger is suing two deputies for his death back in 2013. The officers are accused of using excessive force during a takedown which ultimately ended in his death. After Berger became agitated at a gym and and ran into traffic. The officers tased him and put him in a choke hold.

The medical examiner said cause of death was deprivation of oxygen to the brain and ruled the death as a homicide. Heather Yakely, the attorney representing Spokane County, says the officers had authorization to use deadly force to protect themselves.