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Girlfriend of Garfield teen fatally shot by officers files suit against police
The girlfriend of a Garfield man fatally shot by police in December 2011 has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police tempted him to escape from custody and then “viciously and unjustifiably” shot him after he was found in a residential garage.
Rivera is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, costs, disbursements and attorney’s fees, according to the federal complaint. She is represented by Garfield attorney Victor Urbaez.