The disturbing case of Korryn Gaines has stirred up many debates, including police treatment, child endangerment, and untreated PTSD. The 23-year-old mother was shot and killed by police officers in August after a seven-hour standoff.
Now Gaines’ family is not letting her death be forgotten, as they have filed a multimillion dollar wrongful death lawsuit.
Gaines recorded her interactions with police on August 1. She was said to be afraid police were going to kill her, so she remained holed up in her home with a firearm drawn when cops arrived on the scene. She threatened to kill them when they came to serve her and her boyfriend, Kareem Kiean Courtney, with arrest warrants.
According to CBS Baltimore, documents claim Gaines’ family has filed a $4 million lawsuit against Baltimore County police and the officer who shot and killed Gaines in her home.
The documents claim that Gaines’s death was wrongful, that police exhibited suppression of speech, excessive force and gross negligence, and they allege that an eyewitness account by Gaines’s next door neighbor, Ramone Coleman, paints a different picture of the day than official police statements.
After Gaines was shot, police realized her son, 5-year-old Kodi, was also struck. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
SOURCE: CBS Baltimore | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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