According to ABC7 News, the family of Maurica Manyan, who was fatally shot by during a police training in D.C., will be suing the city.
25-year-old Maurica Manyan, who was a library cop at the time, was attending a training conducted by former D.C. Police Lieutenant Jesse Porter at the Anacostia Library on August 4, 2022.
Towards the end of the training, Porter replaced his practice gun with his real gun. While attempting to take a photo of the class, the former cop pulled his weapon, aimed it at Manyan, and discharged it. Porter alleges he thought it was the fake gun and classmates reported his behavior as joking over-the-top.
The young mother of a 5-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Porter pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter while armed and unlawful discharge of a firearm. On August 25 of this year, he was sentenced to three years in prison.
Now, her family has retained a lawyer and intends on suing the city for negligence.