BANGOR – The mother of an Oakland teenager who was shot to death by police in Vasselboro two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the three law enforcement officers.
Ambroshia “Amber” Fagre, 18, and Kadhar Bailey, 25, of Gardiner died on Feb. 10, 2017 in a shower of police bullets.
The investigation showed that State Police Lt. Scott Ireland, Trooper Jeff Parks and Vassalboro Police Chief Mark Brown used their weapons.
“We filed a lawsuit against the three officers for being responsible for Amber’s death,” said Hunter Tzovarras, the Fagre family’s attorney. “The claim is really two-fold, one is that the officers failed to protect Amber, which ultimately led to her death. And the second claim is that they used excessive force in firing into the vehicle. One of the shots ultimately killed Amber.”
Amber’s mother, Jessica Fagre, filed the lawsuit that claims her daughter was an innocent bystander. Officials say she was a passenger in a truck driven by Bailey, who was stopped during a burglary investigation.
The Attorney General’s Office investigated the police shooting. In a report issued last March, investigators deemed the use of force against Fagre and Bailey legally justified.