Family Files Wrongful Death Suit In Alhambra Police Station Shooting

LOS ANGELES ( — The family of a 35-year-old man who was fatally shot by officers at the Alhambra police station has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The complaint against the city of Alhambra was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by the estate of Tony Khanh Nim.

Officers Carlos Donato and Brandon Cardella and Sgt. Edward Elizalde were named in the suit.

On May 13, 2013, sheriff’s deputies said Nim came into the lobby of the station with a backpack and looked to be incoherent.

After officers tried talking to Nim in multiple languages, the man allegedly took out a knife, forcing authorities to open fire.

The suit, however, claims officers used “unjustifiable force.”

Nim’s family is asking for unspecified monetary damages. They also want funeral and burial costs to be covered.

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