Cops fatally shoot man in raid of wrong house, say he has no constitutional rights because he was an illegal alien

Cops fatally shoot man in raid of wrong house, say he has no constitutional rights because he was an illegal alien
Ismael Lopez and his wife (Image: provided)

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Two years ago, police officers arrived at a Mississippi home in the middle of the night to execute a warrant. But they knocked on the wrong person’s door, a commotion ensued, and they shot the homeowner in the back of the head, state investigators said.

Now, the city of Southaven has argued in a legal brief that the man, Ismael Lopez, was not protected by the US Constitution because he was an undocumented immigrant.

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Attorneys for Lopez’s family have filed a civil lawsuit over the shooting, and are seeking $20 million in damages for Lopez’s widow, Claudia Linares. They have argued that Lopez was the victim of one of the worst police shootings in recent memory — akin to Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot in the back in 2015 while he ran from a white police officer.

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