Jacksonville Police Shooting Victim’s Family Plan to Sue

The family of Artavious DeBose has filed notice of their intent to sue the City of Jacksonville for his fatal shooting by JSO. Police said DeBose, along with 3 other men, was fleeing from an armed robbery. DeBose was not armed with a gun or any other weapon.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office attorney says that police shootings are thoroughly reviewed and that it is too soon to file a lawsuit because the JSO internal review, Response to Resistance Hearing, has not yet been held.

What was not mentioned was that their has never been an unjustified police shooting in Jacksonville in its history. JSO officers have killed 11 people this year and shot a total of 21.

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