Civil Plaintiff

Federal Jury Awards $4.5 Million in Fatal Shooting by an Alabama Police Officer

A federal jury today handed down a nearly $4.5 million verdict against the city of Birmingham and one of its police officers after finding that the officer used excessive force in the shooting of two people.

Birmingham officer Aric Mitchell shot and killed 28-year-old Jamarcus Moore after a car chase in 2019, according to court records. The officer also shot and injured Samantha Hardin, who was riding in the car with Moore, the records state.

Hardin and Moore’s sister filed a federal lawsuit in 2021, alleging the officer violated their civil rights. A report by state police said the officer fired his gun four times into their car.

Read the source article at AL.com

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