MOUNT VERNON, N. Y. -- In the third federal lawsuit filed in about as many years against Lower Hudson Valley police over allegations of excessive force, a Mount Vernon man says police overreacted when they forced their way into his apartment and shot him six times after a 2014 standoff, lohud.com reports.
In the 17-page lawsuit, Anthony Smith, says officers were not properly trained to deal with an emotionally disturbed person. Police, who'd been at his apartment before to take him to a doctor, said he lunged at them with a knife and scissors, lohud.com says.
This federal lawsuit follows similar ones in New Rochelle and White Plains and all three are being handled by the same law firm, lohud.com reports.
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