Lawsuit Gets Go Ahead in Deadly Philadelphia Police Shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown

A federal judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit to advance against police over the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Philadelphia man during a 2014 traffic stop. reports the civil rights claims filed by the family of Brandon Tate-Brown were allowed to move forward on Monday, despite several counts being thrown out.

U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell denied a request from Tate-Brown's mother to turn the case into a class-action lawsuit.

Tate-Brown was stopped Dec. 15, 2014 by Officers Nicholas Carrelli and Heng Dang on Frankford Avenue. Police say Tate-Brown had a semiautomatic pistol in his car and a struggle ensued, which ended with Tate-Brown being shot to death.

The District Attorney's Office has said it's not going to charge the officers.

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