Family of Amarillo Man Files Suit Against Police

The family of a Texas man fatally shot by police while allegedly driving toward officers during a downtown brawl has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit.

The civil rights lawsuit is on behalf of survivors of 24-year-old Claudio Trujillo of Amarillo.

A Potter County grand jury last week found no wrongdoing by Amarillo police during the incident early Jan. 30.

He died several days after being shot multiple times.

The Amarillo Globe-News reported Wednesday that the lawsuit accuses police of gross negligence, excessive force and failure to properly train officers.

Officers said they had no choice after he refused to stop his vehicle.


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