The city of Ames, Iowa is pledging to defend itself against allegations that officers failed to prevent a woman from being shot by her ex-boyfriend.
Tamela Montgomery sued the city and police officials in federal court Tuesday, contending they failed to arrest her ex-boyfriend Angenaldo Bailey after she complained he was violating a no-contact order. Bailey was serving time in a halfway house after being convicted of domestically assaulting her.
The lawsuit says Montgomery told police on Sept. 28, 2009 that Bailey again violated the order but they warned him instead of
arresting him. Hours later, Bailey broke into her house and shot
her three times before committing suicide.
City spokeswoman Susan Gwiasda says the city is reviewing the
case but its lawyers "will vigorously defend the city against these allegations."