LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed in the death of Jorge A. Gomez, a Las Vegas man who was shot to death by Las Vegas police officers on June 1. He had been actively participating in Black Lives Matter protests.

Gomez was openly carrying a weapon and wearing body armor when he was killed by a group of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers near the Lloyd George US Courthouse in downtown Las Vegas. Police said Gomez raised a weapon toward officers.

Lawyers representing Gomez’s mother, Jeanne Llera, and father, Jorge L. Gomez, announced on July 22 that they would file the lawsuit, and followed through at the end of last week.

At the time, lawyers were trying to get more information — including surveillance video around the courthouse, witness accounts and the identities of other officers near the scene.

The officers named in the lawsuit are all assigned to the Professional Standards Division Organizational Development Bureau — a training unit that is not required to wear body cameras. They are identified in the lawsuit as Ryan Fryman, Dan Emerton, Vernon Verguson and Andrew Locher.

The four officers were responding to another shooting that night — the shooting that left fellow officer Shay Mikalonis critically wounded in front of Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip.

The lawsuit says 10 other defendants have not been identified. Lawyers have said Metro has been uncooperative in naming the officers and providing surveillance video that the family believes will tell a story that differs from police accounts.

Gomez’s family told 8 News Now he was never a threat and never fired his weapon or pointed it at officers.

“We are not anti-cops,” Jeanne Llera, mother of Gomez said during a news conference in July. “He was never anti-cops or anything like that. He was just anti-corruption.”

The family has launched this website with the help of their attorneys, “Justice for Jorge Gomez.” People can submit photos, videos and eyewitness accounts.

The Gomez family is represented by two Las Vegas law firms, Gonzalez & Flores Law Firm, and Glaggett & Sykes Law Firm.

The lawsuit alleges the following violations:

  • Violation of Free Speech — Right to Peaceful Protest
  • Unreasonable Search and Seizure — Excessive Force
  • Unreasonable Search and Seizure — Denial of Medical Care
  • Substantive Due Process
  • Municipal Liability for Unconstitutional Custom, Practice, or Policy
  • Municipal Liability — Failure to Train
  • Municipal Liability — Ratification
  • Battery — Wrongful Death/Survival
  • Negligence — Wrongful Death/Survival

The lawsuit seeks unspecified punitive damages, as well as compensatory damages for Gomez’s family and wrongful death damages, including expenses for funeral, medical, attorney fees, interest and other court costs.