Mother holds vigil, files lawsuit for son killed by police officer

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Family and friends held a vigil Sunday for a 40-year-old man who died in police custody last Mother’s Day. 

The vigil comes hours after his mother, Trinita Farmer, filed a lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for his death. 

In the complaint, Farmer calls LVMPD’s training program and policies “inadequate.” 

Tashii Brown died at the hands of LVMPD officer Kenneth Lopera who held Brown in a neck hold for more than a minute. 

Lopera was arrested following that incident, but Trinita and everyone marching on Sunday told 8 News NOW that is not enough. 

The marchers held photos of Tashii along with other lives that they say were lost at the hands of police officers.

Monday, May 14th, marks the one year anniversary of Brown’s death. 

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