Cop killer's widow has suit against St. Pete dismissed

St. Petersburg, FL -- A federal judge has tossed out Christine Lacy's lawsuit against the City of St. Petersburg.

Lacy's late husband Hydra Lacy killed two police officers three years ago while hiding in the attic of the couple's home on 28th Avenue South.

Afterwards, then-Mayor Bill Foster order the home demolished and promised to make Christine Lacy "whole."

Lacy filed a claim with the city for roughly $64,000 but when St. Petersburg refused to pay, she sued.

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This week, a federal judge dismissed the case without prejudice, saying Lacy failed to identify a city policy that caused her injury.

Lacy's attorney Jim Wardell told 10 News on Wednesday that they'll refile in federal court after making some changes.

"If they do we anticipate our legal team will defend the city to the best of their ability," said current Mayor Rick Kriseman's Director of Communications Ben Kirby.


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