Joining several other families that have claimed wrongdoing by the Dallas Police Department in the last several years, the mother of a man shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in 2012 has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer and the city, according to WFAA News. Dallas police went to a home in July 2012 to investigate a possible kidnapping after receiving a tip, which was later discovered to be fake. 31-year-old James Harper left through the back of his home, allegedly out of fear of that police were robbers. Police pursued Harper, engaged in two physical altercations with him, and finally shot him in the hand and stomach. The officer involved claimed that he thought Harper was armed, and he was cleared by a grand jury in 2013. Harper’s mother, however, believes the officer used excessive force and racial profiling the day her son died.
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