Kanwarbir Malhi, 26, was shot and killed by police in Shelby Township, Michigan.
In November 2018, Malhi’s mother called the police and said he had taken her car, and that he was suffering from mental health problems. After officers arrived at the scene, they noticed a car in which Malhi was sitting in the driver’s seat. The officers surrounded the car, and a few seconds after he got out of the car, one of the officers shot him.
In June 2021, Malhi’s family filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, accusing the police officers of killing him without justification.
The family’s lawyer said Malhi did not pose a threat to police officers and that the fatal shooting could have been avoided. He also said that this case once again illustrates the failure of the police to properly respond to incidents involving people with mental health problems, which is a problem noted throughout the United States.
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The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.