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Mother of man killed by Las Vegas police officer files lawsuit

Posted at 5:38 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 10:58:39-04

A rally was held on Sunday for a man who died at the hands of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer.

Tashii Farmer Brown's mother, Trinita Farmer, led the rally on the Las Vegas Strip on Mother's Day.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting a lawsuit has been filed against LVMPD, claiming the department does not properly train its officers to intervene when other officers are using excessive force. The lawsuit names police officers Kenneth Lopera, Michael Tran, Michael Flores and Travis Crumrine.

Lopera is the police officer who put Tashii Farmer into a chokehold. Crumrine was the sergeant in charge of Lopera at the time.

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The incident happened outside of the Venetian hotel-casino. 

Lopera is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under the color of office.