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Suit by family of man who killed NH cop dismissed

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By LYNNE TUOHY
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the family of a New Hampshire man who killed a Franconia police officer in 2007, saying they lack evidence that the officer violated Liko Kenney's constitutional rights.

Kenney shot to death Franconia Police Cpl. Bruce McKay after McKay pulled over his car and pepper sprayed him. Bystander Gregory Floyd then shot and killed Kenney.

Kenney's father sued Franconia officials in 2010, claiming McKay stopped Kenney's car without cause and used excessive force.

The judge noted that Kenney had driven away when McKay first stopped his car and that McKay was justified in using his cruiser to push Kenney's car off the road and pepper-spraying him.

Kenney's father, David Kenney, who filed the lawsuit, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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