Police Shooting

NEW ORLEANS — A family’s suit against an Austin, Texas, police officer who shot and killed their son, who was suicidal and experiencing a mental-health crisis at the time of his death, can proceed, the Fifth Circuit ruled, finding that by 2017, it was “clearly established — and possibly even obvious — that an officer violates the Fourth Amendment if he shoots an unarmed, incapacitated suspect who is moving away from everyone present at the scene.”

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