Family of Man Shot to Death by Dallas Cop Testifies He'd Never Fight Police, Always Said, ‘I'm Running'

When he was enrolled in barber college, Tony Harper always had a willing customer in his little brother, James. His brother's hair was the first Tony ever cut, and when James Harper was shot to death, Tony gave him the final haircut before the funeral."He would have it no other way," Harper said from the witness stand Wednesday, the second day of the federal trial pitting his family against the city of Dallas.Tony Harper was one of three family members who testified in front of a federal jury Wednesday in the wrongful-death case against the city and Brian Rowden, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot his brother in 2012.James Harper, 31, was unarmed on July 24, 2012, when he was slain in a police shooting that nearly led to riots in the Dixon Circle community of South Dallas.  Continue reading...

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