Family of Black man killed by Alabama police sue over death

Apr 30, 2021

 

The family of a man who was shot and killed by police in 2019 are filing a federal lawsuit claiming officers wrongly broke into the victim's home and killed him without reason.

Pickens County officers entered Wallace Wilder's apartment in Gordo and shot him after a neighbor called authorities because of noise.

The lawsuit claims Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall was involved in the killing and knew Wilder was mentally ill.

The suit was filed on Thursday in Birmingham.