Family of man shot by Green Bay Police officer plan to take legal action

Published: Dec. 8, 2018 at 10:25 PM CST
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Almost two months after a man was shot and killed by a Green Bay Police Office, his family is talking about their next step in search of answers.

26-year-old Jonathon Tubby, was arrested on a felony warrant after a traffic stop, confrontation happened at the jail.

Friday the Wisconsin Department of Justice turned it's report over to the Brown County District Attorney who will decide whether or not to press charges.

"We as a family will never see that smile again, but we'll never forget either,” Tubby’s Aunt Sarah Wunderlich said.

Tubby is remembered as a giving man who's smile lit up a room.

"I don't think he can get away with being mad because that was just not his personality,” Tubby’s Aunt Sue Doxtator said.

The family said they lost that smile almost two months ago.

"We needed our time to gain strength,” Doxtator said. “It’s still not by any means over for us, but we needed that quiet time to pull it together.”

Saturday evening the family spoke out for the first time during a celebration of life for Tubby.

"We are in the process of hiring a firm that will represent us in a civil suit of Green Bay and officers involved,” Tubby’s Uncle Arlie Doxtator said.

Sue Doxtator said even though they've had limited contact with anyone involved in the investigation, they remain hopeful that someone will be held accountable for Tubby's death.

"We hope that we can influence other people out in the nation to proceed in the manner that we are with being positive, staying strong and staying united,” said Doxtator.

A letter Tubby's mom wrote was read out to the crowd.