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Police officer alleges ice at Kroger caused injury while attempting to stop shoplifter

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 7, 2017


CHARLESTON – A police officer alleges that he was injured in a Charleston grocery store while attempting to apprehend a shoplifter because of the unsafe condition of the store.

Keith O. Peoples filed a complaint July 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Kroger Limited Partnership I alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 24, 2016, he was at defendant's Kroger store in Charleston attempting to subdue a shoplifter and slipped on ice. He alleges he sustained serious injuries to his left leg and knee. 

The plaintiff holds Kroger Limited Partnership I responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently created an unsafe condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damage, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and any further relief as the court deemed appropriate. He is represented by Paul M. Stroebel of Stroebel & Johnson PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-982

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