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Family sues 2 Virginia officers, alleges excessive force

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Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family is suing two police officers, accusing the officers of unjustifiably attacking them while responding to a car crash in 2019.

The suit says the Richmond officers used excessive force and inflicted emotional distress by shooting a man with a stun gun and pushing a woman and child to the ground.

The suit says the responding officers didn’t listen as a daughter translated for her parents while they tried to explain what happened. Instead, the officers gave the man a ticket he refused to sign.

The suit says one officer became angry and attacked the family. Richmond police declined to comment.

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