The shooting victim’s father called police saying his son was not taking his medication and was threatening him, said Suffolk County Police Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.
Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages for the September 2012 killing of 28-year-old Mohamed Bah, shot in his Morningside Heights home.
In a statement, the NYPD reiterated that officers are authorized to use deadly physical force when they reasonably believe they must do so to protect themselves or another person or persons present from imminent death or serious physical injury.
Some people have called for two officers to be suspended, after two bystanders were struck near the Port Authority Bus Terminal late Saturday by police gunfire intended a man officers believed was emotionally disturbed.
Authorities have charged a suspect who was shot and wounded by police as he allegedly wielded two machetes in Brooklyn.
When the officers arrived at the apartment around 8:30 p.m., they saw a 37-year-old man stabbing a 35-year-old woman in the torso and legs.
One of the suspects was hospitalized under police guard Saturday evening after being shot by a police officer.
A teenage boy was hospitalized under police guard Saturday evening, after being shot by a police officer when he allegedly tried to steal a gun from a van police were guarding.
Officer Richard Haste fatally shot 18-year-old Ramarley Graham on Feb. 2, 2012 after chasing the teen into his own home during a drug investigation.
According to police, two officers on foot patrol heard gunfire in the area of Cortlandt Avenue and E. 151st Street in the Melrose section of the Bronx just after 3 a.m.
The hunt is on for two men following a police-pursuit and shooting in Newark this morning.
Dante Cespedes, 40, was shot and killed by police around 2 a.m. at his Lake Street home, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Suffolk County police returned fire and killed a man who allegedly began shooting at officers in Shirley overnight.
A livery cab driver flagged down two police officers on routine patrol in the area and alerted them to a gunpoint robbery in progress in front of 367 Hinsdale Street shortly after 1 a.m., police said.