Family of man shot dead by police sues officer for ‘excessive and deadly force’


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Devonte Brown, 28, a father of four, was in August 2021 after his car was boxed in by police vehicles.

Devonte Brown with his son (United States District Court Northern District of Georgia).

The friends and family of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in Georgia have filed a federal lawsuit against the officer responsible for the use of “excessive and deadly force.”

Devonte Brown, 28, a father of four, was killed by Cobb County Officer Ian McConnell in August 2021 after his car was boxed in by police vehicles after a brief chase following a traffic stop. The officer was not charged after the case was considered by a grand jury.

The case caused outrage when video footage of the incident captured by the officer’s body-worn camera was released last year, showing the officer shooting the unarmed Brown while he was still in his car, obscured by airbags, shortly after telling him to put his hands up.

The lawsuit, which is backed by the NAACP and the family of a Black teenager shot dead by Cobb County Police, also alleges McConnell caused Brown’s wrongful death while committing assault and battery.

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