Walker's widow appeals federal judge's ruling

The widow of Kenneth Walker has appealed a federal judge's decision that granted immunity in a civil suit to two deputies present the night of her husband's fatal shooting.

Lt. Jim Price and Sgt. Rick Stinson were potentially liable for Walker's detention on Dec. 10, 2003, during a traffic stop on Interstate 185 that was part of a drug investigation and which ended in his death. U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land ruled in August 2006 that they and former Deputy David Glisson could face trial, though the judge indicated in December his decision would change after he heard a confidential informant admit on the witness stand to changing his story.

On Feb. 14, Land granted Stinson and Price the immunity they sought, leaving only Glisson, who killed Walker, as a defendant. Cheryl Walker appealed on Thursday that decision to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

See Tuesday's Ledger-Enquirer for more on this story.