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$1.5M suit after Va. police shooting

The family of a man killed by Portsmouth police is suing the city and its police department for $1.5 million.

The lawsuit filed by 60-year-old Marshall Franklin Sr.’s sister alleges negligence and indifference to Franklin and his mental disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.

Two months after the February 2009 shooting, Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley said police acted appropriately in returning fire after Franklin shot two officers.

-- The Virginian-Pilot

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 7:28 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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