Family Of Randall Minier Considering Civil Action

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LANSING TWP., MI (WLNS) – Attorneys representing the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Lansing Twp. police officers say they’re consider launching a civil lawsuit.

On Tuesday Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings announced the officers involved in the shooting death of 27-year-old Randall Minier will not face charges.

During a traffic stop in early December, Minier held up a gun inside a car, after being told not to by the officers.

Dunnings said the officer who shot and killed Minier acted within his rights.

An investigation was conducted by the Michigan State Police and included testimony from other people who were in the car that was stopped.

Now members of Minier’s family say they feel like the criminal justice system has failed them.

Lawyers for the family say police did not contact Minier’s mother or loved ones during the investigation or after the decision was reached.

The family’s lawyer says, “The Minier family has no other alternative, but to investigate a civil action, which they are doing.”

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