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The 11-Year-Old Shot By A Cop After Calling 911 Is Suing Police

By Manisha Krishnan


The lawsuit alleges the officer who shot the child was reckless and violated his right to be “free from excessive force.”

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who was shot by an Indianola, Mississippi cop after calling 911 for help has filed a federal lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages.

Nakala Murry filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and her son Aderrien Murry, who she said suffered from a collapsed lung, lacerated liver, and fractured ribs after being shot by Indianola police officer Greg Capers on May 20.

The lawsuit alleges the City of Indianola, Police Chief Ronald Sampson, and Capers violated Murry’s Fourth Amendment right to be “free from excessive force” and 14th Amendment right to “substantive due process without intentional exposure to known danger.” It accuses the city of “gross negligence or reckless disregard in failing to supervise its employees…”


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