The parents of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, whose March shooting death by two plainclothes New York City Police Department officers set off multiple protests and demonstrations, are planning to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, the Daily News reports.
They claim that officers used excessive force in the fatal shooting and that their son didn’t receive medical attention quickly enough.
Family lawyer Kenneth Montgomery said he can prove NYPD cops left Gray to die in East Flatbush.
“We have a videotape that shows all these police personnel who pretty much militarized the block,” he said. “And this young man is on the pavement, perceived not to be getting any medical attention for up to 15 minutes.”
Police officials, who have said Gray pointed a loaded .38-caliber handgun at cops, referred questions to the city’s Law Department. The Law Department declined comment, because it hadn’t seen the notice of claim.
Read more at the Daily News.