Family of man killed by Vacaville cops sues

Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2014
03-26 1421 PDT VACAVILLE -- The family of man shot and killed by Vacaville police last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city, saying he suffered from mental illness and posed no threat. ... In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Walker's parents, Leslie Molera and William Walker, said their son "had no weapon in his hands and posed no significant or immediate threat of death or serious bodily harm" to the officers who shot him. The family's attorney, Michael Haddad, said officers had been in contact with Walker earlier in the day and knew that he was mentally ill or emotionally disturbed.

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