Lawyers for family of man fatally shot by cops during distress call want NYPD penalized over allegedly destroyed evidence
Mohamed Bah was in emotional distress when his mother called 911. When cops arrived, Bah was fatally shot.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Lawyers for the family of a mentally disturbed man shot dead by police want a judge to sanction the NYPD for allegedly destroying evidence.
Randolph McLaughlin and Debra Cohen, who represent the family of Mohamed Bah, will be in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday demanding sanctions.
Hawa Bah, Mohamed Bah's mother, called 911 on Sept. 25, 2012, because her son was in emotional distress, she said.
Randolph McLaughlin will be in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday demanding sanctions on NYPD.
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Cops came to his apartment instead and shot him, killing the 28-year-old.
The officers have argued Mohamed Bah charged at them with a knife — justifying the shooting. None of the cops were charged criminally in Bah's death.
Hawa Bah (c.) called 911 on Sept. 25, 2012, because her son was in emotional distress, she said.
(Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News)
The NYPD has since claimed evidence from the shooting was lost, damaged or unavailable, including the knife, McLaughlin and Cohen said.
The NYPD and city Law Department declined to comment.