Family of Black Man Fatally Shot by Officer at Alabama Mall Files Lawsuit Against City

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The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Alabama police officer last year has filed for a wrongful death lawsuit (Shutterstock).

The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Alabama last year has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death.

April Pipkins, the mother of Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama against a Hoover Police Department officer – whose name has not been released – and the city of Hoover. The suit alleges the officer did not use verbal commands before he discharged his weapon and killed Bradford.

Quick Facts about the Shooting and the Lawsuit

Bradford, 21, was shopping at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover, Alabama, on November 22, 2018, when Erron Brown shot Brian Wilson, 18, at the mall. Upon hearing the gunshots, Bradford and other mall…

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