Family Of Woman Shot By Henderson Police Files Lawsuit

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The family of an ice cream truck driver who was shot by a Henderson police officer has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get information about the incident before next week'd
hearing on the matter.

42-year-old Deshira Selimaj was shot and killed Feb. 12 after her husband was pulled over for speeding by Henderson police.

An inquest into whether the shooting was justified is scheduled to begin Thursday at the Regional Justice Center.

Selimaj's husband and the couple's three sons filed the lawsuit Friday against the city of Henderson, police Chief Richard Perkins, Clark County and District Attorney David Roger.

The lawsuit claims the defendants have refused to turn over an autopsy report and recordings of interviews with the two Selimaj
children who witnessed the incident. The suit also seeks a court order requiring the defendants to turn over the information at least 24 hours before the coroner's inquest.
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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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