- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The family of an armed man who was fatally shot as he was pursued by Albuquerque police is suing the city.

The Albuquerque Journal reported (https://bit.ly/24c4MeN) Thursday that an attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 33-year-old Jeremy Robertson’s mother and 5-year-old son.

In the suit, attorney Laura Schauer Ives says a less-lethal Taser device was ineffective because it was three years past its expiration date.

The officers turned to more lethal means as a result.

Police say detectives were trying to arrest Robertson for a parole violation in July 2014.

Video shows SWAT officers yelled at Robertson three times to drop his gun. Robertson was then shot four times.

City Attorney Jessica Hernandez says the city will review the lawsuit complaint once it has been served.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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