Family of man shot by Moraine Police files civil suit against 2 officers

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It’s been about 5 months since McShann’s death and within days of the shooting in October, the family promised a lawsuit would come.

This week the family made good on their promise. 

The family and a team of lawyers stood in solidarity, Wednesday laying out their frustration with moraine police department.

“Jamarco was 23-years-old. He should be alive today. Because of the unjustified actions of Moraine Police officers…he is not,” said one lawyer. 

The Moraine Police department says officers John Howard and Jerry Knight fired 10 shots into a car McShann was inside. Police say McShann appeared to be unconscious as they approached the car, before he awoke and pointed his gun at them. 

“I’m mad. I’m angry. I’m upset. But I’m fighting,” said McShann’s mother. 

In response to the federal civil rights lawsuit, the city of Moraine said in a statement: 

“The City of Moraine does not comment on pending litigation but is satisfied that all actions taken by its Division of Police and officers involved in the matter were fully compliant with all applicable law enforcement standards and appropriate under the circumstances”

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