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Video: NYPD Sued Over Empire State Building Shooting

January 22, 2013  | 

VIDEO: NYC Empire State Building Shooting

A North Carolina doctoral student wounded in the Empire State Building shooting sued the NYPD, arguing that officers need better training to deal with such confrontations in the future.

Chenin Duclos, 32, was one of nine bystanders hit by police bullets, ricochets or  fragments in August, when officers shot and killed Jeffery Johnson in front of the iconic landmark. Johnson had murdered his former boss and pointed a handgun at officers before he was killed.

Duclos' lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, accuses the department and officers of being "grossly negligent" by firing 16 shots on a crowded street outside one of the world's largest tourist attractions, reports NBC News.

"They consistently fail to properly train employees and officers in the settings they will encounter," said Amy Marion, an attorney representing Duclos.


Comments (4)

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Philip Brown @ 1/22/2013 6:15 PM

What would be nice for a change is for a judge to dismiss the case and to order the person bringing this lawsuit to give police a "thank you" for saving his butt. Maybe he would rather got shot in the head by the gunman...... Be glad police was there to save his sorry butt. Just my two cents!

Retired Boss @ 1/22/2013 7:38 PM

No one saw this coming did they. Sad thing is, it's probably going to be a winner.

Jammer @ 1/23/2013 12:46 AM

Lawsauits are part of the job-unfortuneately. BUT, did you see the lady on the right side of the video just run and leave her littlre girl there!

J B @ 1/24/2013 6:38 PM

32 and still in school.......

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