In Louisville, Kentucky, Robert Datillo, 37, took his own life as police deployed tear gas after a 10-hour standoff. He was accused of wounding – 39-year-old Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and 32-year-old Officer Keith Broady.
Notably, Broady was shot in the chest in an area that was unprotected by his body armor. There has been litigation over whether such partial vests (which are cheaper and give more flexibility) is a defective product. The product liability claims have failed as in the leading case, Linegar v. Armour of America. The court ruled that the opening under the arm was an open and obvious detail.
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