The Supreme Court will not hear A civil rights case He was brought in by the parents of a teen who was naked and unarmed when he was fatally shot by a police officer in Oklahoma in 2019.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed, without suspending, the lawsuit that Isaiah Lewis’ parents purchased. Police said the 17-year-old was shot after he broke into a home in Edmond and attacked two officers. They said the stun gun did not affect him.
Lewis’ attorneys wrote that on the day he was shot, he had inadvertently smoked marijuana containing PCP. His parents argued that he was experiencing a mental health crisis and that the police used excessive force.
that Autopsy report It found that Lewis had been shot four times in the face, thighs, and groin.
A federal court judge has allowed the lawsuit against the officer who shot Lewis to proceed, but a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver reverse this ruling. The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case leaves the appeals court’s ruling in force.