The family of a young Black man shot in May by a white police officer is suing the city of Austin in federal court for the death of their loved one.
The family says that Austin police officers Nathan Wagner and Jeffery Rodriguez followed Byron Carter Jr. and a friend to their car after they left a social function in downtown Austin. In the court documents, the family claims that the officer shot Carter to death and wounded his friend “simply because they were young, African-American males in a gentrified part of downtown Austin.”
“My clients deserve to know why their son was killed, and we are confident this lawsuit will provide answers,” the Carter family’s attorney, Adam Loewy, said Tuesday.
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