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$10 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Dearborn and Dearborn officer in woman's death

Posted: 10:49 AM, Aug 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-09 16:27:32-04
$10M lawsuit filed in woman's shooting death

A $10 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the City of Dearborn and Dearborn Police officer James Wade.

The lawsuit was filed in connection to the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Janet Wilson.

The shooting took place on January 27, 2016 in the parking lot at Fairlane Mall.

The lawsuit alleges that Dearborn police officers responded to mall security reports of a “disorderly mental female.”

According to the lawsuit, officers approached Wilson’s vehicle with guns drawn. It also alleges that officer James Wade shot Wilson multiple times.

Civil Rights Attorney A. Vince Colella is seeking a federal court order for the release of dash-cam footage, as well as other documents related to the case.