Sunday, August 7, 2011

Man Shot 15 Times By Police Files Suit Against NYPD

Angel Alvarez, who was shot multiple times by city police officers during a conflict last year, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the New York City Police Department.

Police were called in after Alvarez got into a fistfight with Luis Soto during a block party in Harlem last August.

Officials from the NYPD said the officers opened fire after Alvarez shot at them.

Alvarez said he wrestled a gun away from Soto during the fight, but denies firing at anyone.

Police fired 46 shots, killing Soto and hitting Alvarez at least 15 times.

Earlier this year, a Manhattan grand jury decided not to charge the four police officers involved.

Alvarez spent 200 days in jail but was not indicted.

The NYPD is still reviewing the shooting.

The city has not commented on the lawsuit.

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