Family of Minneapolis Woman Fatally Shot by Cops Files Federal Lawsuit

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Jezebel—In July 2017, a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Diamond, a 40-year-old Australian native and yoga instructor who had called 911 to report overhearing a sexual assault. Earlier this year, the officer, Mohamed Noor, was charged with murder and manslaughter; now, Diamond’s family is suing Noor, his partner, key members of the Minneapolis Police Department, and the city for her death.

Family of Chicago Man Fatally Shot by Police Files Lawsuit. Family members of a 24-year-old man who was fatally shot by Chicago police have filed a lawsuit against the city and the officer who shot him, alleging that Maurice Granton Jr. was not an imminent threat and did not need to be met with deadly force during the encounter. The lawsuit filed in Cook County comes days after the release of body-camera video showing an officer firing at Granton as he sought to hop a fence. It says a bullet severed Granton's spine as he grabbed the fence with both...