I can only imagine it must have been horrific if they are all so affected that they have, until recently been experiencing nightmares... but this is wrong. I do think given the fact many criminals can sue police, the police should be able to sue them to. But this woman isn't a criminal. She's a woman grieving the senseless loss of her husband, and the loss of her son!
I think the lawsuit certainly has weight; particularly on the issue of negligence, because a reasonable person would be able to foresee the dangers of allowing gun access to a schizophrenic BUT this man was an ADULT. He could have secured his own access to guns, and if he didn't murder his Father with a gun, it could have been with a knife or his own bare hands.
8 million (4 million EACH) is outrageous and disgusting. This woman has lost her husband and son, now I expect the suit will see her lose her home too? I hope these dick heads lose in court and have to pay ALL legal fees.