SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) -- The wife of a BART police killed in the line of duty alleges in a federal lawsuit that the department repeatedly denied his requests for
additional training or use of its SWAT team during high-risk searches before he was inadvertently shot dead by a colleague in a search in Dublin last year.
The suit was filed by Kellie Smith, also a BART officer and widow of Sgt. Thomas Smith Jr., in U.S. District Court alleges that BART's police department under Chief Kenton Rainey and Deputy Chief Benson Fairow has a
practice of denying the use of trained SWAT officers for potentially high-risk building and probation searches.
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