Brad Edwards is suing the city over the LAPD’s handling of his death.
In a civil lawsuit filed on Wednesday, Edwards said the city is liable for his death and that the department is failing to make proper repairs.
“The LAPD and the City of Los Angles failed to prevent, mitigate or remedy the serious injury caused by the April 30, 2018, incident, the wrongful death of Plaintiff Edwards and the subsequent public humiliation of the LAPD and its officers and supervisors,” the lawsuit states.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday declined to comment.
A police spokesman, LAPD Sergeant Robert Garcia, said the department does not comment on pending litigation.
LAPD officers arrested Edwards after he called for help on the street, but it’s not clear whether the officers found the man’s blood-alcohol level.
The lawsuit says officers “intentionally” shot Edwards multiple times after he got away from them.
He died at a hospital later that night.
Edwards was shot while responding to a call about a possible drunk driver and was taken to a hospital with a serious injury.
His death sparked protests in Los Angeles and across the country, including one outside the White House on Tuesday.
The shooting has reignited a national debate about police shootings and racial bias.