Teen Crippled From Cop’s Gun Files Lawsuit
A teen in Queens, New York will never walk again after being shot by the son of an officer.
According to published reports Kamesha Williams was at a friend’s house in Bed-Stuy on May 29, 2009, when Evan Bryant and another teen started horsing around with a gun that belonged to Bryant’s father, a NYPD officer.
Although the gun from the shooting was never found, Bryant was convicted of possession of a concealed weapon and sentenced to nine years in prison, but with new developments in the case, Williams and her family are filing a lawsuit against the New York police department for the incident.
According to Williams lawyer, the bullet that pierced William’s right side causing the paralysis can’t be removed, however a piece was able to be removed and authorities are hoping that the fragment will lead them to the gun’s owner.
“We’re seeking meaningful compensation for Kamesha and her mom.”
The New York Post reports that the city’s Law Department has received the lawsuit and plans to review it thoroughly.