Family says they are not satisfied with decision not to charge officer who killed son
A family's fight for justice continues despite getting the news they didn't want to hear concerning the shooting death of their son.Posted — Updated
They are pushing for increased training to ensure this doesn't happen again and the family's attorney says they could file a civil suit against the Raleigh Police Department and the officer.
District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said the decision was difficult. She said investigators worked hard to collect any evidence, they searched for surveillance video, also eyewitnesses. After that investigation, she said there was not enough to charge.
"These situations are always tragic," Freeman said. "In this particular investigation, the victim was armed with a knife and, according to Officer Edwards, he challenged him and threaten him and so Officer Edwards used the force he thought was necessary, and we agreed with that."
Freeman did meet with the family first to break the news. The family did not take any questions at Wednesday's gathering.
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