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Family files lawsuit over police shooting death

David Curtiss (Drew Powell, WTVA)
David Curtiss (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 7/17/2013 4:10 pm
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The family of a Booneville man shot and killed by police responding to a domestic dispute call has filed a lawsuit against the city of Booneville and two police officers.

David Andrew Curtiss was shot and killed on Stanley Street Extension on April 23, 2012.

The lawsuit claims officers Randy McCoy and Brian Mays responded to the call around 9:40 p.m.

The lawsuit claims Mays used a taser on Curtiss and McCoy shot him once in the back while he was stunned.

The family claims Curtiss was unarmed when the shooting took place.

They also claim the officers did not tell EMS officials called to the scene that Curtiss had been shot.

A Prentiss County grand jury reviewed the evidence presented by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and cleared the officers in the shooting incident.

Details of what lead up to the shooting were not released.

The family claims the actions violated Curtiss' consitutional rights.

They are asking for damages because of use of excessive force, wrongful death, and other violations.

The lawsuit names the offices, the city of Booneville and John Does 1 thru 10 as defendents.

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