- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The city of Fayetteville will pay for legal representation in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the police department.

The Fayetteville Observer (https://bit.ly/1d0jHCr ) reports the Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to provide representation for Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock and officer Denton Little, who are named as defendants in a suit filed earlier this month by the family of Lawrence Graham III. Reports say Graham was shot two years ago by Little during a traffic stop and he died two months later from complications of his injuries.

The suit is pending in federal court. It has been customary for the city to pay for private lawyers to represent police officers or the police chief when they are sued.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com


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