Family sues ex-Tucson cop for fatally shooting man in wheelchair

A civil rights suit was filed Monday by the family of a 61-year-old man fatally shot in the back by a Tucson police officer last November. In the lawsuit, attorney John H. Bradley wrote that then-Officer Ryan Remington “intentionally” shot Richard Lee Richards in the back as he left the scene of a alleged shoplifting incident riding a motorized scooter, and the officer’s actions were “excessive, unjustifiable, and unnecessary force.” Remington was swiftly fired from the Tucson Police Department after the incident on Tucson’s South Side last year. The 18-page suit names Remington and the city of Tucson as defendants, and claims that Remington violated Richards’ right to be “free from unreasonable seizure.”