In a clear example of excessive force and police misconduct, an unarmed man was shot dead on New Year’s Day. The man, who is the father of a four year old daughter, was pleading not to be tasered and instead was shot. Whether accidental or intentional, the officer’s conduct is inexcusable. There was no need to jump to lethal force in this situation. Why did the officer unholster his gun? Story here.
In situations like these, the victims and/or victims’ families should seek legal counsel to navigate the treacherous notice of claim waters with their statutory and case law requirements as well as the proper filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit with its accompanying state law claims.