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Phoenixville Woman Suing Camden Police Over Son’s Death

Ginger Katzenmoyer says her son was beaten to death in 2007 by Camden police officers.

According to the Courier-Post, a borough woman who says Camden police officers beat her son to death in 2007 will get her day in court.

Despite the protests of the city’s attorneys—who maintain that their officer used justified force the night of the August 18 incident—US District judge Robert Kugler ruled that Ginger Katzenmoyer, of Phoenixville, will get a chance to take her case before a jury.

Her case is this: According to court documents, Brett Katzenmoyer, 21, was at an OAR concert at the Camden Waterfront in August of 2007 when he a woman accused him of assault in the parking lot. Camden Police, according to the lawsuit, proceeded to handcuff him and beat him with nightsticks and punch him in the face.

(A security guard said he witnessed the punch and tried to intervene. Camden attorneys say he is not a credible witness.)

Four days after the incident, Ginger Katzenmoyer found her son unconscious. A day later he was declared dead.

The county coroner found that Katzenmoyer had suffered head injuries, but the man also tested positive for morphine and an anti-anxiety medication and had a blood alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit.

Read the full story here.

PhxFinest! January 14, 2013 at 03:28 PM
thats good i cant wait to speak with them!
Rxtxs323 January 14, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Ha! Who calls the police over a comment. HahahHa
1 January 14, 2013 at 05:16 PM
P-ville-resident - I fail to see where this is a police matter or even one for the civil courts. You are posting under an alias as is "PhxFinest!". There were no threats or libel in any of these posts and in fact it was YOU who started with the attacks and negativity. The only reason "PhxFinest!" was able to referrence your two kids is because YOU made a comment about them in another thread. A simple click on your name shows your profile and all of your past comments. I call BS on your "meeting with police" as they would not waste their time with this. My guess is any "meeting" that takes place will be you going to the station with this rant and then being politely asked to leave. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
PhxFinest! January 14, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Thank u 1 & Rxtxs323 ! I wasnt threatening her at all. If u talk reckless to ppl there going to respond!
PhxFinest! January 15, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know the cops never came...I was so sad cause I really wanted to talk to them about this crazy person who started with me for no reason!!!

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