Kevin Grasha | Lancing State Journal
March 1, 2015
A Lansing police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who had broken into a bank may have used excessive force by shooting her in the head, a federal judge has said.
That finding was part of a written opinion by U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell in a lawsuit filed by the mother of Derrinesha Clay. The lawsuit, filed in 2013, seeks in excess of $10 million. Bell said the case against Officer Brian Rendon can proceed.
The evidence, Bell said, could "allow a reasonable jury to conclude that ... Rendon's shot to Ms. Clay's head was unreasonable because she was on her knees, she had already been shot in the stomach, and she was no longer resisting."
No matter how many times I read that ........ WTF?