Video: Family of Officer-Involved Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — The attorney for the family of the man killed in a Tupelo officer-involved shooting announces they’re filing a federal lawsuit.

Grenada attorney Carlos Moore says Ronnie Shumpert’s family is suing the city of Tupelo, the mayor, police chief, Officer Tyler Cook, and 10 other unnamed officers.

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The family is also asking for $35 million in damages.

Councilmen met in a special meeting to discuss pending litigation, but haven’t responded to the suit.

“We’ve received some notice that there was some lawsuit that has been filed,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “We have not been served any paperwork or any documents or papers at this time, but we’ve been kind of put on notice to expect it though.”

“Make no mistake about it. I’m coming after you Tupelo,” Moore said. “The evidence I have already gained against you, make no mistake about it, it will bring you to your knees. Get your reserves ready, get your insurance ready, get your checkbooks ready. You’re going to pay this family.”