TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 24, 2017
The family of Alexio Allen, a man killed in a police-involved shooting last year, has filed suit against the city of Memphis and several Memphis police officers, the Commercial Appeal reports. The complaint claims that the officers used excessive force in killing Allen, while police say Allen was armed and had been behaving oddly on the night of the incident. According to Officer Leon Dickson, Allen and a woman were struggling for a gun and the gun barrel tilted towards Dickson, leading him to open fire.