EUFAULA, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- Bank Robber Cedric Norris used Julie Huff as a human shield while running from officers in January 2016
- During a police confrontation, Huff was shot 9 times by law enforcement
- Huff's attorneys filed lawsuits claiming negligence led to her disability
A woman taken hostage during a deadly bank robbery filed a lawsuit against law enforcement for more than $75,000 following her injuries.
Officers shot Huff 9 times while trying to take down Cedric Norris. Norris was supposed to be in prison in Texas when he robbed the Bank of Eufaula.
Norris walked into the bank, shooting and killing Randy Peterson. He shot another employee, then took Huff with him on the chase. Huff was in the bank as a customer.
Her attorneys say the gunfire from police left her disabled, unable to work and feeling a decrease in her quality of life.
FOX23 reached out to the defendants listed in the two lawsuits. Some have not returned calls, while others were advised not to comment on the pending litigation.
Her attorneys sent the following statement:
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