- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Little Rock Police Department and a former officer face a lawsuit by the family of a 15-year-old who was fatally shot following suspicion he burglarized a car in 2012.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1KBKNLi ) reports that the family of Bobby Joe Moore III filed the suit Monday against Josh Hastings and the department. It comes more than a year after prosecutors dropped a manslaughter charge against Hastings due to deadlocked juries.

The suit claims Hastings, who was then an officer with the department, violated Moore’s civil rights when he shot into a car that Moore was driving.

A message seeking comment was left with the city attorney on Monday. A Little Rock lawyer, who represented Hastings during his criminal trial, says that a civil trial provides an opportunity for more information about the incident to be revealed to the public.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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