DETROIT — A Michigan court will have to sort out who’s to blame in a deadly police shooting that began with a simple traffic stop and no hint of violence.
The family of 17-year-old Deven Guilford filed a lawsuit this week in the death of their son, who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy who stopped him for flashing his high-beam headlights.
Video of the Feb. 28 encounter starts with the teen questioning why he was pulled over and ends with a tumble of fast-moving images and the sound of gunshots.
Authorities say Guilford was uncooperative and punched Sgt. Jonathan Frost in the face. A prosecutor says Frost will not be charged.
Guilford’s family says the teen’s civil rights were violated and that Frost used excessive force.