- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An inmate who was shot and paralyzed by Cleveland police following a robbery last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1RtogEq ) 22-year-old Alex Littlejohn, of Maple Heights, says in the lawsuit that his civil rights were violated when he was shot in the lower back after robbing a Family Dollar in May 2014. The lawsuit says the officer provided inaccurate information to the city when he was investigated that made the shooting justified.

Littlejohn is serving 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, aggravated robbery and related offenses.

The officer and the city were named as defendants in the case. He’s asking for an unspecified amount in damages.

A city spokesman says the city doesn’t comment on pending litigation.


Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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