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Metro officer files lawsuit against city, says he was hit by friendly fire

Posted at 9:52 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 20:00:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Metro Nashville police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city after he was shot in the line of duty in 2018.

Officer Samuel Galluzzi was hit twice during a shootout on Buena Vista Road last October. He’s seeking $ 1 million for the injuries he suffered.

In the lawsuit filed last week, Galluzzi claims his supervisors were negligent during the call. He said they never called for SWAT back-up, which is protocol during a hostage situation.

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Galluzzi also claims his lieutenant did not speak with sergeants before attempting to go into the apartment to confront the suspect.

According to the suit, the suspect came out firing at officers as soon as the door opened. The suspect was later killed by police.