STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A lawsuit has been filed by the mother and father of Christian Corridor towards the Pennsylvania State Police and the Monroe County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Corridor was shot a number of occasions by police after responding to a report that Corridor was suicidal and had a firearm. His household says the story put forth by State Police and the DA’s Workplace is not appropriate.
“The reality wants to return out, there must be accountability, there must be change,” mentioned civil rights legal professional Devon Jacob, who’s representing the mother and father of Christian Corridor.
Corridor was shot and killed by Pennsylvania State Troopers on December 30, 2020 on the Route 33 overpass in Stroudsburg. That they had responded to a report that Corridor was suicidal and located him with a gun.
Jacob says there are two completely different tales of what occurred subsequent.
“Initially the PA State Police on their letterhead launched a press release the identical day of the murder stating, ‘Christian Corridor began strolling in the direction of the troopers and that he pointed a weapon in his route,'” Jacob mentioned.
However, just some days later, Jacob says video shot by a bystander confirmed one thing completely different. Whereas it was exhausting to see, it appeared as if Corridor had a least one hand up when he was shot. The go well with says the state police tried to maintain the complete video secret. However the household fought to get the footage the Monroe County DA’s workplace had, and gained.
“What the unredacted video confirmed was simply harrowing, it confirmed Christian had stopped shifting and was standing along with his palms within the air, was not pointing the weapon at anybody,” Jacob mentioned.
Jacob and the Corridor household say they consider the State Police and DA’s workplace tried to cowl up the details, and the capturing was illegal.
They are saying the video reveals the reality.
The state police say they won’t touch upon pending litigation.
However the deputy D.A. named within the go well with has mentioned the capturing was justified. And he mentioned the household’s attorneys are pushing a “false narrative.” He calls the lawsuit “frivolous” and motivated by the “attract of financial achieve.”