A second family member of a man shot by Boise Police officers during a mental health crisis filed a claim for damages from the City of Boise last month.
Jason Hartrell, the father of shooting victim Zachary Snow, filed a claim on March 22 through Spokane-based law firm GLP Attorneys claiming BPD was “negligent” in its response to the 911 call that led to his death. The claim does not name a monetary amount of damages Hartrell is seeking, but this is in addition to the claim filed in December by Snow’s mother Melissa Walton for $500,000 from “each liable government entity.”
According to the claim, Snow felt suicidal on October 26, 2021. Walton, a resident of Clarkston, Washington, called 911, described her son’s mental state to the dispatcher and asked police officers to assist him around 5 p.m. After informing Walton the police were on their way, officers found him at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Myrtle Street. They shot him several times, recently released body camera footage from the incident showed. He died at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center on October 30.