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Mother files lawsuit against Buffalo police, city one year after son's shooting death

Rafael "Pito" Rivera shot, killed by officer last year
Posted at 8:27 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 20:27:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The family of a man shot and killed by a Buffalo police officer, one year ago, has filed a lawsuit against the police department, two officers and the City of Buffalo, according to the attorney for the family.

Rafael "Pito" Rivera, 32, was shot on Plymouth Avenue in the early hours of September 12, 2018.

In December 2018, the District Attorney's Office announced no charges will be filed against the officers involved in the shooting death of Rivera. Officer Elnur Karadshaev and an unnamed officer are listed as defendants in the lawsuit