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Dead Woman's Body Paraded Through Downtown Phoenix

 
Dead Woman's Body Paraded Through Downtown Phoenix
Posted August 22nd, 2014 @ 3:48pm

PHOENIX (AP) – Supporters of a mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by Phoenix police have marched her casket through the city's downtown area. They say they're protesting the way authorities have handled the case.

Michelle Cusseaux's family and supporters carried the casket Friday afternoon from Phoenix City Hall to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The group believes police aren't treating her case any differently than other officer-involved shootings.

The 50-year-old Cusseaux was shot Aug. 14 after she allegedly threatened officers with a hammer at her Maryvale apartment as they tried taking her to an inpatient psychiatric facility.

Police Chief Daniel Garcia says criminal and administrative investigations are being conducted into the shooting.

He's also asked the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to independently review the police department's criminal investigation and make the final case decisions.

PHOTO: Friends and family members of Michelle Cusseaux transport Cusseaux's casket in front of Phoenix City Hall.

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