Korryn Gaines’ Family Slaps County and Police with Lawsuit for Her Unjustified Shooting

The family of slain Baltimore woman Korryn Gaines filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baltimore County and the cop who killed her during a standoff on August 1st.

Weeks after police killed Korryn Gaines; her family is now seeking legal reproach. Details from the Baltimore Sun indicate that the suit enjoins the cop and Baltimore County. In the suit, Gaines’ family states that the officer fired his gun out of frustration. Gaines posed no threat to the officer.

According to the family’s lawyer, J. Wyndal Gordon, the family just wants to know the truth. The police shot and killed Korryn Gaines in her flat. It is only by going through the legal route that answers will come out, Gordon said.

The standoff, according to Baltimore County Police, arose during an attempt to issue a warrant for arrest. At the time, Gaines was with her lover at their home in Randallstown. In the process, Gaines blocked the entrance to her apartment.

A few hours later, Officer Ruby shot her. He then claimed that she had pointed a shotgun at him while cradling Kodi, her son. A shootout ensued resulting in Gaines’ death and Kodi’s injury.

The family claims that it was unlawful for the police to enter Gaines’ apartment. Besides, deactivating the live feed on her Facebook page was a civil rights violation. The encounter ran on social media before being shut down.

Chief of Police James Johnson confirmed the account deactivation. Korryn Gaines was streaming the footage of the proceedings on social media. Her followers urged to stay put. Johnson said that cutting off the feed was necessary for negotiations to take place and to keep everyone safe.

Ramone Coleman, a neighbor to Gaines, gave his witness account. He said police put up surveillance apparatus by digging up his walls. He added that she had offered to surrender on condition that the police also laid down their arms.

Coleman also overheard an officer swearing. After that, he heard gunshots. Gaines’ family wants $2 million from Officer Ruby and a similar amount from Baltimore County.

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