Kimani Gray, a 16-year-old boy, was shot and killed by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers a couple months ago, and his parents have recently announced that they are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
According to online news publications such as TheGrio.com, a breaking news and opinion website geared toward African-Americans, and the Huffington Post, Gray was allegedly gunned down by two undercover police officers in Brooklyn on March 9. While the law enforcement officials claim that the 16-year-old threatened them with a firearm, the teenager's family members, as well as witnesses to the incident, have said that he didn't have a weapon.
The plaintiffs allege that the police officers used excessive force against their son and that he didn't receive adequate medical attention after he was shot.
"I have been to the scene seven times and had the opportunity to review witness accounts and it all contradicts with what police are saying. From looking at where the body was recovered, he was not in an area to run away. He was trapped," said Kenneth Montgomery, the attorney representing Gray's family, adding that the goal of the lawsuit is to "hold NYPD and these police officers accountable."
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