Attorney Files Two Lawsuits in Death of Detroit 7-Year-Old

Attorney Files Two Lawsuits in Death of Detroit 7-Year-Old

Published May 19, 2010

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a slain 7-year-old Detroit girl has filed two lawsuits related to a weekend raid that led to her shooting death.

A federal lawsuit claims police violated Aiyana Jones' constitutional rights and seeks an unspecified cash award of more than $75,000. A four-count suit filed in state court seeks damages in excess of $25,000. Both lawsuits were filed Tuesday.

Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger says Detroit police had no legitimate reason to throw a flash grenade into the home of Aiyana Jones early Sunday. He says she was burned by the explosive and struck by a police bullet shot from outside the home.

Police claim the girl was shot by an officer's gun that mistakenly discharged inside the house after they arrived to arrest a murder suspect.

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Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P> <P>COREY WILLIAMS,Associated Press Writer</P>


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