- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The family of a man shot by an Omaha police officer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the former officer who fired the fatal shot.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Douglas County District Court and seeks $2 million for the Feb. 23, 2015, shooting death of 39-year-old Danny Elrod. Police confronted Elrod, who was suspected of robbing a nearby store, and say Officer Alvin Lugod shot him after Elrod refused to comply with commands and turned and reached for a fence behind him. An investigation determined Elrod was unarmed when he was shot, but cleared Lugod of wrongdoing in the shooting.

Lugod resigned following a departmental investigation.

The lawsuit offers to settle the case for $500,000.


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