A Dauphin County judge on Tuesday, April 21, said she would consider whether to allow the release of video taken by Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle's taser gun that shows the officer shot and killed David Kassick following a traffic stop on Feb. 2. Several media outlets covered the story and their reports can be found by clicking the following links.
Attorney Christopher Slusser, acting as counsel for the family of David Kassick, spoke with the Associated Press this past weekend about developments in the case involving a Hummelstown officer that shot and killed Kassick on Feb. 2 during a traffic stop.
You can read the Associated Press story on the following websites:
The Kassick family is extremely pleased that the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office has elected to pursue homicide charges against the police officer responsible for David's untimely death. The family would like to thank the Dauphin County District attorney and his staff as well as the Pennsylvania State Police for their hard work and impartial handling of this matter. Their courage in doing what is right and just in criminally charging this police officer is to commended.
David is dead and he should not be. The family would like to respectfully remind the public that while David had his problems and struggled with an addiction, he was loved and will be deeply missed. The family is comforted by the knowledge that the individual who caused David's death will be held to answer for her cowardly and criminal behavior. The prosecution is a substantial step towards closure following a horrifying tragedy.
THE SLUSSER LAW FIRM, Christopher B. Slusser, Esq. John M. Solt, Esq. Attorney for the Kassick Family
The Slusser Law Firm has been retained to represent the family of a Hummelstown, PA, man who was shot and killed by a Hummelstown Borough police officer on February 2 outside his South Hanover Township home. A witness said the man, David Anthony Kassick, 59, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. He was a native of Hazleton.
The shooting death is under investigation.
Attorney John Solt of the Slusser Law Firm spoke on behalf of the Kassick family to frustrated residents of Hummelstown this past weekend at a meeting in the town park. A video of the interview is posted below.