Video of fatal police shooting emerges from family lawsuit

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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.


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