Parents file lawsuit in Las Vegas officer-involved shooting

July 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting have filed a civil right lawsuit against the Las Vegas police department, the southern Nevada sheriff and the officer who fired at their son.

The lawsuit filed this week alleges that Caleb Blaylock’s constitutional rights were violated when he was shot and killed last year by officer William Pollock.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the lawsuit claims that Pollock used “excessive and unreasonable force” against Blaylock and that the Las Vegas police department and Sheriff Joe Lombardo failed to “maintain adequate supervision and or training.”

The lawyers for Blaylock’s parents, Rosalind and Stephen, say they seek unspecified damages of at least $15,000

Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield declined to comment on the pending litigation Thursday.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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