Suit over death expanded against Cincinnati police

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a Cincinnati man shot and killed by police has expanded a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Relatives of David Hebert (AY’-behr) originally sued one officer but added three more and the city in an amended complaint April 8.

In it, they say four Cincinnati police officers acted with deliberate indifference by failing to provide medical help to Hebert after one of them shot him twice in April 2011.

The officers say that Hebert had pulled a knife and lunged at them. Hebert’s family attorney says the 40-year-old did have a knife but was extremely drunk and stumbling and was trying to comply with officers’ commands when they shot him.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

City solicitor John Curp says the officers acted responsibly and within the scope of their duties.

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