Texas Man Sues Cops Over Shooting of Mentally Ill Son


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David Harrison, whose mentally ill son Jason Harrison died at the hands of Dallas police in June, filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming two officers used excessive force when they shot his son six times within minutes of arriving at the son’s home on Glencairn Drive.
Linda Turley, David Harrison’s lawyer, writes in the lawsuit that officers John Rogers and Andrew Hutchins shot Jason Harrison “multiple times when Jason Sherard Harrison, an unarmed man, did not pose a risk of injury to himself or others.” The police have said that the younger Harrison had a screwdriver in his hand and made an aggressive act toward the officers, causing them to open fire.
Both officers and the city of Dallas are named as defendants. More on this alleged police abuse over at the Dallas Observer.