Mother of man fatally shot by Kansas City police sues

9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:27:23 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a 24-year-old man fatally shot by Kansas City police in 2013 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and the officer who shot her son.

The Kansas City Star reported that Narene Stokes-James filed the lawsuit on Thursday. Her son, Ryan Stokes, was shot and killed by a police officer at the end of a foot chase in downtown Kansas City.

Police said Stokes, a black man, had a gun and did not obey commands to show his hands. Stokes' family disputes that he had a gun and say he might not have heard the commands.

The police officer was not indicted in the shooting.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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