Family of man killed by police in 2015 files lawsuit

January 13, 2021 GMT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man killed by St. Paul police six years ago is suing the department.

The aunt, mother and grandmother of Marcus Golden filed their federal lawsuit just before the statute of limitations was set to expire.

The 24-year-old Black man was shot and killed by police outside a St. Paul apartment building on Jan. 14, 2015. His relatives allege Officers Jeremy Doverspike and Dan Peck used excessive force in violation of Golden’s constitutional rights.

The family is seeking monetary damages, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.


Police said Golden had been sending threatening messages to an ex-girlfriend, and drove at officers at high speed as they approached him.

A grand jury concluded that the shooting was justified and declined to charge the officers.