Following the 2013 death of Clint Peterson, Peterson’s family has filed a lawsuit against Duncanville Police Department, its chief, and three individual officers, according to the Dallas Morning News. 28-year-old Peterson of Utah was shot from behind after an incident in which officers claim he made a major disturbance. Peterson had gone to visit his sister and her roommate, with whom he had a relationship, but the roommate did not want to see Peterson and called 911 to remove him. Peterson was smoking a cigarette outside when police arrived; the police allege a foot chase ensued, and Peterson was shot with a Taser gun. Eventually, he was shot with a gun by an officer and died. His family’s lawsuit believes unnecessarily excessive force was used and Peterson was unarmed and not a threat to police at the time of the incident.

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