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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sister of an unarmed man killed by police in a San Diego suburb has filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered "serious emotional distress" from witnessing the shooting.
The Union-Tribune newspaper reported Monday that Lucy Olango's suit accuses the El Cajon Police Department and Officer Richard Gonsalves of negligence.
Prosecutors have said the shooting by Gonsalves of her brother, Alfred Olango, was justified. Authorities say Olango pointed an e-cigarette device at the officer that could have been mistaken for a gun.
The police department declined comment on the lawsuit.
The September shooting led to days of protests. His family said Olango, a native of Uganda, had a breakdown after the death of a close friend. They have filed an excessive-force lawsuit.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com http://www.utsandiego.com
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