Crandon Shootings Flood County With Claims For Money

More families have filed claims seeking to hold the employers of a Forest County sheriff's deputy accountable for a shooting rampage that killed six young people and severely wounded another.

Forest County Clerk Ann Mihalko says 12 notices of claim were filed with her office Monday morning. The victims' estates and parents are seeking money from the county for their deaths.

Crandon City Attorney Lindsay Erickson says similar claims also were filed with the city. She says under state law, the local governments can either allow or disallow the claims.

Tyler Peterson, 20, gunned down six young people on Oct. 7 after he showed up at a house party in Crandon and was rebuffed in his attempts to make up with an ex-girlfriend.

Peterson was also a part-time Crandon police officer.