- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The family of a 7-year-old Detroit girl killed during a police raid has filed a second lawsuit against officers and the city, nearly five years after the fatal shooting.

The estate of Aiyana Stanley-Jones says her civil rights were violated when officers burst through the door of her Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court.

Aiyana was accidentally killed by Officer Joseph Weekley in May 2010. He says he pulled the trigger during a struggle with the girl’s grandmother. She denied it.

A judge cleared Weekley of involuntary manslaughter. A separate misdemeanor charge was dropped after two juries couldn’t reach a verdict.

Detroit police declined to comment on the lawsuit. There’s a separate lawsuit in Wayne County court.

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