Court revives lawsuit against Tacoma police

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit filed by a nurse who says she was handcuffed and forced out of her home when a Tacoma police SWAT team bashed in the wrong door.

The Seattle Times reports that the appellate panel found that the King County Superior Judge overseeing Kathleen Mancini's claim in 2013 was wrong to dismiss the case.

The appellate judges remanded Mancini's case to superior court for trial so she can pursue her claims that police were negligent. She says she was the victim of assault and battery, false imprisonment and invasion of privacy.

Tacoma City Attorney's Office officials say the appellate judges only ruled on legal issues, not the facts of the case. They declined to comment further on pending litigation.