Video: Fatal police shooting video at center of lawsuit
Victim’s wife will use video to try to prove officers were not threatened during a traffic stop incident that led to a shooting
By PoliceOne Staff
FERNDALE, Mich. — Dash cam video will be at the center of a lawsuit against the Ferndale Police Department and one of its former officers who fatally shot a driver in an incident two weeks ago.
During the incident, Officer Lowell Phillips shot a 59-year-old man after he fled from several officers in his car, WDIV reported.
According to an internal investigation by the police department, Latitis was using his vehicle as a weapon, and because Phillips felt threatened, the shooting was justified.
Latitis’ wife is pursuing a lawsuit against the police department. Her attorney, who called the cop “nothing more than a gun-toting cowboy,” claims he has uncovered lies.
Phillips has been fired, though it was due to previous conduct, not the shooting, according to WDIV.
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