When Ohio photographer Anthony Grimm took his tripod out for a session he probably didn’t expect to get assaulted, let alone shot, during the process. Even if he was photographing a traffic stop, Grimm probably thought the officer’s eyesight was either better than it was or his intentions were more clear.
Regardless, after getting shot the deputy realized his error and the whole thing eventually went to court. Grimm, for his part, has every right to be upset but the police department through their counsel unequivocally states that the deputy acted in accordance with the law, calling the deputy’s response “reasonable” and blaming Grimm’s own “negligence” for his injuries.
Grimm decided to take the county to court himself to sue for damages, a natural response to getting shot by the authorities and surviving the ordeal.