Scott County attorney removed from police shooting lawsuit

Davenport, IA (AP) — Scott County Attorney Mike Walton has been removed from a $5 million lawsuit filed after a fatal police shooting in 2018.

The lawsuit was filed after Robert Mitchell was shot by a Scott County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop on the north side of Davenport in October 2018. About a month later, Walton determined the shooting was justified.

The administrator of Mitchell’s estate dismissed a due process count against Walton in September. Several other counts against Scott County and the deputy who shot Mitchell are still pending.