Shasta County family files wrongful death lawsuit against Redding PD

A Shasta County family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Redding police.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 3:16 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 3:18 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A Shasta County family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Redding police.

The mother of Donnell Lang, Diane said her son was unarmed when he was walking in a Redding neighborhood on April 2, 2019.

Police said someone called 911 saying Lang had a small handgun in his waistband and was watching children on Hemingway Street.

Sheriff investigators said after police shot and killed Lang, they discovered he was not armed.

RELATED: Shasta County Sheriff's Office identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting

Lang's mother will be holding a press conference on the lawsuit on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Sheraton Hotel in Redding at 11 a.m.

Action News Now will update you as new developments come out.

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