Kimani Gray’s family to file wrongful-death lawsuit

Brooklyn Community Mourns Teen Shot And Killed By NYPD
Local residents gather to mourn 16-year-old Kimani Gray in the days following his death. Credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

The parents of a teenager shot and killed by police earlier this year are expected to file a notice of claim Wednesday, informing the city that they intend to file a wrongful-death lawsuit that alleges cops used excessive force in the shooting that killed their son, The Daily News reports.

Family lawyer Kenneth Montgomery says he can prove that police officers left 16-year-old Kimani Gray to die in East Flatbush on March 9.

Gray was left on the pavement and received no medical attention for 15 minutes, Montgomery told The News.

Two plainclothes police officers shot Gray after the teen pointed a .38-caliber handgun at them, according to police. He was hit by seven bullets. Gray’s death set off a series of riots and protests in the neighborhood in the days following the shooting.

The city’s Law Department declined to comment because it has not seen the notice of claim.


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