Family of man killed by police in NDG plans to sue city for $1M

The family of Nicholas Gibbs, a 23-year-old man fatally shot by police in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood earlier this year, plans to sue the city for just over $1 million.

They say police used "excessive and disproportionate force" against him, poorly assessed the situation, acted unreasonably and did not follow the law regarding independent investigations on Aug. 21, the night Gibbs died.

They announced the lawsuit Tuesday morning during a news conference at Head and Hands, a community organization in NDG.

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