NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The family of an emotionally disturbed immigrant killed by police has sued New York City, seeking changes to how police handle such encounters.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages for the September 2012 killing of a 28-year-old Guinean immigrant shot in his Morningside Heights home.
Family members say Mohamed Bah never should have died. The lawsuit said Bah’s mother dialed 911 on the day of her son’s death, hoping to summon an ambulance because she thought he was depressed. The lawsuit said officers arrived instead and Bah asked them to leave.