Father of Officer Killed in Dallas Ambush Sues Black Lives Matter - NBC Bay Area
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Tragedy in Dallas

Five officers killed and nine injured in an ambush at a peaceful protest, July 7, 2016

Father of Officer Killed in Dallas Ambush Sues Black Lives Matter

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    NBC 5 photojournalists were covering the downtown Dallas rally and march when gunshots rang out and people ran for cover. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

    The father of a Dallas police officer killed in an ambush after a July protest against police brutality is suing Black Lives Matter, the Nation of Islam and a handful of other defendants saying they incited a "war on police."

    Enrique Zamarripa, the father of slain officer Patrick Zamarripa, filed the lawsuit Monday in the Northern District of Texas federal court. Zamarripa is represented by Larry Klayman of the group Freedom Watch, who has filed similar lawsuits on behalf of police officers in Dallas and other cities.

    Patrick Zamarripa's mother, Valerie Zamarripa, issued a statement Tuesday saying that she was not part of her ex-husband's lawsuit.

    Five officers were killed after the July protest organized by Dallas-based Next Generation Action Network, which is not directly affiliated with Black Lives Matter.