Mother Of Son Shot By DC Police Sues For Millions

The mother of a 22-year-old killed by DC police is suing the District and its police department for millions.

On June 12, 2018, 22-year-old Marquees Alston was shot and killed by DC police.  Now two years later, his mother filed a 100-million dollar lawsuit against the District.  Police say they shot Alston after he first fired at them from an alley way.   Kenithia Alston, Marquees Alston’s mother, rejects the police version and has requested the release of the officers’ body-worn camera footage.

This week the DC Council unanimously approved reforms to the city’s police department, which included changes to how the public can access police body cam video.