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Family of woman fatally shot By Dearborn Police


DEARBORN – A $10 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the City of Dearborn and an officer who was involved in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old woman in January.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the family of Janet Wilson, the 35-year-old who was shot by an officer during a pursuit.Wilson was killed Jan. 27 when she was shot by Dearborn Police Officer James Wade following a confrontation outside of the Fairlane Town Center mall.According to the lawsuit, Wilson was departing the Fairlane parking lot when mall security reported a “disorderly mental female” to Dearborn police. The lawsuit alleges that officers, including Wade, responded to the call and surrounded Wilson’s vehicle along Hubbard Drive, approaching her “with guns drawn and yelling at her.”Wilson, who was unarmed, remained in her vehicle momentarily before being shot multiple times, resulting in her death, according to the lawsuit.It was the second fatal shooting by a Dearborn police officer in less than two months.According to Michigan State Police, Wilson “was acting suspiciously” inside the store, security was notified, and security guards followed the woman out into the parking lot. She got into her vehicle and “almost struck” one of the guard’s vehicles while driving away. After 911 was called, Dearborn police tried to make a traffic stop on Hubbard Drive, but Wilson disregarded the lights and sirens. And when she got stuck in traffic, officers got out of their vehicles and tried to put an end to the pursuit.Although Wilson was unarmed, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike  Shaw noted that “she had a 3,000-pound weapon called a vehicle.”The lawsuit notes the intent “…to establish recognition that the shooting of Wilson was unjust and contrary to established law, to secure compensation for these wrongful acts, and to help end the violence perpetrated by the City of Dearborn against the people of this state. The lawsuit further states that despite attempts by Colella to obtain the dash-cam video footage of the incident, the city of Dearborn has refused to release it.The family is seeking a federal court order for the release of the dash-cam footage, along with all other investigation materials that have been withheld from FOIA requests.A spokeswoman with the city of Dearborn said they have not yet been served with the lawsuit. Michigan State Police say they completed their investigation and turned it over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office more than a month ago.Dearborn police said Wade has been on leave since the shooting.


വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്. ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്‌ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക. വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്‍ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്‍ക്കോ അശ്‌ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്‍ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്‌ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം‍ ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.