Family of woman fatally shot by Alabama police sues city

AP News
Posted: Aug 04, 2016 7:12 AM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The family of a woman shot and killed by Auburn, Alabama, police is suing the city and two officers.

The Opelika-Auburn News ( ) reports Melissa Boarts' family filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Auburn and police officers Michael Creighton and Daniel Humphries.

Authorities say Boarts died April 3 of a single gunshot after allegedly charging police while armed with a weapon.

Police were on the lookout for Boarts after her mother called 911 saying she may be suicidal. She told authorities the woman may cut her wrists with a knife.

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The family's attorney Julian McPhillips says the lawsuit was filed after family members made numerous requests for the release of documents and footage related to the shooting.

City officials and Auburn police have declined comment on the pending litigation.


Information from: Opelika-Auburn News,