Shooting Victim Mistaken for Burglar Sues Mesquite, Ex-cop Who Shot Him

A man who was shot by Mesquite police after he was mistaken for a burglar has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officer involved.Lyndo Jones, 31, was seriously wounded Nov. 8 as police responded to reports of a vehicle break-in. Jones had accidentally set off the alarm in his pickup that night.Jones alleges that the city and officer violated his Fourth Amendment and civil rights. It accuses the city of failing to properly supervise and discipline officers who used excessive force.  Continue reading...

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