LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles officers while a man held a knife to her throat has filed a claim against the police department.

The family of Elizabeth Tollison filed the claim against police and the city, saying Wednesday that officers showed no regard for her life as she was briefly held hostage.

Police say they opened fire on Guillermo Perez on June 16 after he began cutting Tollison”s throat.

Police video shows Perez ignored officers” commands to drop the knife before grabbing Tollison, who was standing nearby. Officers fired 18 rounds as Perez held the knife to Tollison”s throat, killing them both.

Brian Dunn, who”s representing Tollison”s family, says the department violated training protocols and should have tried harder to de-escalate the situation.

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