BGL files lawsuit seeking justice for man fatally shot by Montgomery County police officers while experiencing mental health crisis.

Ryan Nicholas LeRoux, a 21-year-old African American man with a history of mental illness, was shot 23 times by four police officers

The family and estate of Ryan Nicholas LeRoux filed a lawsuit in federal court on April 6, 2022 against the four Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers who shot and killed Ryan while he was experiencing a mental health crisis in his car outside a McDonald’s in July 2021. The lawsuit also names Montgomery County as a defendant. The plaintiffs are represented by BGL partners Kobie Flowers and Eve Hill.

The Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division (Civil Rights Division) filed a Statement of Interest supporting the suit in October 2022.

Read the DOJ’s Statement of Interest here.

Read more about the lawsuit here.