Kurt Doerbecker Shot Just Days After Hurricane Irene
The family of a man shot and killed by Nassau County police in a case of mistaken identity is filing an excessive force lawsuit against the county. According to reports, 23-year-old Kurt Doerbecker was shot in the back of the head last August as he climbed out of a window. Doerbecker’s family claims that authorities overreacted, sending an armored vehicle, nearly 100 officers, a police boat and a K-9 unit to apprehend Doerbecker.
Police say Doerbecker confronted officers in a threatening manner while brandishing a knife, at which point an officer fired on Doerbecker, killing him. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office says they are still conducting an investigation into the incident.
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