A lawyer representing a family in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Mario Woods says that Woods never threatened the police officers with a knife before his death, according to the Huffington Post. The altercation that led to Woods’ death occurred on December 2nd in San Francisco after officers confronted Woods in connection with a stabbing in the area. Woods allegedly refused to drop his knife. A video taken of the incident shows officers telling Woods to drop it, and eventually using pepper spray and rubber bullets before firing 21 rounds into him. The family’s lawyer, however, claims that because Woods did not run or lunge at the officers, the use of their weapons was unnecessary.
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