Family Sues Arlington, Former Officer After Woman Killed by Officer Shooting at a Dog

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The household of a pistillate who was fatally changeable by an Arlington constabulary officer trying to sprout a canine charging toward him is suing for astatine slightest $2 million.

Margarita Brooks, 30, was the taxable of a payment telephone and, according to a national suit filed Thursday, July 15 by her father, Troy Brooks, she was lying peacefully successful the writer connected Aug. 1, 2019, erstwhile she was changeable by an Arlington constabulary officer.

"As the serviceman began to attack what appeared to beryllium a pistillate lying successful the grass, helium noticed determination was besides an unrestrained dog," Arlington constabulary said successful a connection connected the time of the shooting.


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Police said the serviceman called retired to the pistillate and that the canine past started barking and moving toward him.

Arlington constabulary said successful 2019 the serviceman retreated, pulled retired his gun, and fired toward the canine respective times. Afterward, Brooks started to outcry retired and it was evident she had been injured, constabulary said.

Brooks, who was a parent to 3 children, was hospitalized and aboriginal died. Her origin of decease was ruled a homicide.

The serviceman who changeable her, Ravi Singh, resigned from the section successful November 2019 amid an administrative probe and successful September 2020 helium was indicted connected a complaint of criminally negligent homicide by a Tarrant County expansive jury.

The transgression lawsuit against Singh has not yet gone to trial.

Troy Brooks' suit seeks remediation connected 2 counts, 1 a usurpation of the 14th Amendment against Singh and the 2nd a usurpation of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code filed against some Singh and the City of Arlington.

Brooks is represented by civilian rights lawyer Lee Merritt.

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