Wrongful death suit moves forward in federal court

  • Former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer addresses the court as the widow and two sons of Jeffrey Surnow, who was killed in a 2015 crash involving Buddemeyer, pictured far right, await a sentencing Nov. 30 by 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A wrongful death lawsuit against a former Hawaii County police officer is moving forward with a trial scheduled in federal court in June.