- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a man who was fatally shot by a Mesa police officer in December has filed a $10 million wrongful-death claim against the city.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1Pxd1O0) the claim was filed Monday by the family’s attorney.

A claim is a precursor to a lawsuit.

Police say 47-year-old Ivan Krstic was first shot with a stun gun and then with a pistol after he ignored an officer’s commands to drop a 3-foot-long steel rod during a confrontation in the man’s neighborhood.

They say Krstic Krstic also was arrested in 2012 after allegedly making threats during a standoff with police in the same neighborhood.

The claim states that Krstic was unjustifiably shot while he was checking for water leaks beneath the asphalt in his gated community.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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