August 30, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The husband of a woman shot by Henderson
police after a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit against the police
Ice cream truck driver Zyber Selimaj is seeking $25 million in
damages in his federal civil rights lawsuit. His wife, Deshira
Selimaj, was shot a year ago as she was attempting to help her
Armenian-born husband communicate with police.
Police reported that the 42-year-old woman raised a knife in the
direction of another officer before she was shot by officer Luke
Morrison. A coroner's inquest jury later ruled the shooting was
The lawsuit contests that version of events and accuses police
of trying to "cover up the unlawful killing." It also alleges
civil rights violations, assault and false imprisonment.
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