HONOLULU (AP) — The Michigan parents of a man shot and killed by Hawaii police in June have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, saying officers didn’t need to shoot him 13 times.
At the time, police said Daniel Buckingham cut an officer with a large knife when officers responded to an alarm at a Big Island home that was supposed to be empty.
Police said he was hiding in a bedroom and swung a knife at an officer, hitting him in the forearm.
Two of the other responding officers fired their guns, killing Buckingham.
The lawsuit says officers didn't announce themselves.