Emeryville Police Face Lawsuit From Family of Woman Shot, Killed By Officers - NBC Bay Area
East Bay

East Bay

The latest news from around the East Bay

Emeryville Police Face Lawsuit From Family of Woman Shot, Killed By Officers

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Emeryville Police Face Lawsuit From Family of Woman Shot, Killed By Officers
    NBC Bay Area
    File image shows scene of February 2015 officer-involved shooting involving Emeryville police.

    The family of a shoplifting and carjacking suspect shot and killed by Emeryville police officers who followed her into Oakland in February is taking the department to court over the killing.

    The family of Yuvette Henderson says it is planning to file a federal lawsuit. Details of the suit were to be unveiled at a press conference Thursday.

    Emeryville police confronted Henderson, 38, on Feb. 3 after reports of a carjacking at a the Home Depot at 3838 Hollis Street. A witness claimed Henderson pointed a gun at officers, leading them to open fire.

    Henderson’s family does not believe the witness’s account and is demanding the release of surveillance video that may have captured the confrontation.

    Several protests were staged in the area of the shooting and at the Home Depot in the following weeks, claiming the officers used a military-style assault rifle during the shooting.

    Bay City News contributed information to this report.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android