NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - The family of a man that was fatally shot by Cincinnati Police officers last year has filed a lawsuit stating that CPD officers used excessive force.
Quandavier Hicks, 22, was shot and killed by Cincinnati police officers in June of last year after police said he pointed a rifle directly at officers when they responded to his Northside residence.
A 911 caller told dispatchers that Hicks was threatening her and that he had a history of firearm use.
Hicks' family says in the lawsuit filed to the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati that he had been threatened that night by the 911 caller and feared for his own safety.
Former Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said Officer Justin Moore unsuccessfully attempted to grab the rifle muzzle before his partner, Officer Doris Scott, fired a single shot that hit Hicks in the torso. He died at the scene.
The Cincinnati Police Department recently released records that said no charges would be brought against any officer involved in the incident.