SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The family of a 32-year-old black man is suing a Northern California county and city, alleging that officers fatally shot the unarmed man as he ran away and have failed to provide details more than a year later.
The federal suit filed by Mikel McIntyre’s relatives says Rancho Cordova police and emergency workers twice failed to get him mental health care that day. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies say they shot him after he struck a Rancho Cordova officer and a police dog with rocks.
McIntyre’s mother says she has received no information on the May 2017 shooting, nor a decision on whether the deputies acted properly.
The lawsuit announced Wednesday comes months after the shooting of another unarmed black man prompted weeks of protests in downtown Sacramento.