Jan 31, 2011 7:36 AM by Bea Karnes

Cop's widow drops lawsuit over husband's suicide

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP)-A Grand Junction police officer's widow has dropped her federal lawsuit blaming authorities for her husband's suicide.

Officer Glenn Coyne committed suicide Oct. 6, 2009, five days after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. His widow, Michelle, filed a lawsuit in September alleging authorities arrested her husband despite doubts about the accuser's claims.

A federal lawsuit filed by the accuser against the police department is pending. It alleges that Coyne had a history of violence against women and the department knew about it.

The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reports that Michelle Coyne dropped her lawsuit earlier this month after her attorney learned facts about the case from the accuser's attorney.



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