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Pinoy family demanding justice for kin's fatal shooting

CALIFORNIA – A Filipino family is suing the police department for its alleged involvement in a fatal shooting in Long Beach, California.

Last December, Mharloun Saycon, who was diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic, was shot dead by police at a local casino.

The casino called the police after Saycon was found in the lobby holding a knife.

The police department claimed that Saycon would not drop the knife when ordered by arriving officers. He was eventually shot dead by the officers.

The Saycon family filed a claim for damages against the city and will file a $ 20 million civil lawsuit.

The Long Beach Police Department is reviewing the incident, while the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting an independent probe.

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