BK family blames poorly trained officers for the death of their son

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city after the accidental death of their son by the hands of a police officer.The attorneys for the Crawford family announced the lawsuit Sunday on the steps of City Hall. The family is seeking $50 million in damages. Police admit Stefan Crawford was accidentally shot after fleeing from police in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The family is also charging the officers with assault and battery.A civilian witness claims they saw the suspect put the officer in a headlock in an attempt to get the officer?s gun, causing it to discharge. Police say the incident was not in violation of department guidelines.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 1 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
3 VIDEO: News conference from Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 4 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
Actress Andrea Martin speaks to News 12's Elisa 5 Interview: Andrea Martin

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE