EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of a 21-year-old man who was shot to death by an East Haven police officer says she’s taking her lawsuit against the town to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The New Haven Register reports Emma Jones said Thursday that she still believes her son, Malik, was killed because of racial profiling by East Haven police.

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that East Haven wasn’t liable for the 1997 shooting of 21-year-old Malik Jones by Officer Robert Flodquist. Malik Jones, who was black, was killed by the white officer after a car chase.

Emma Jones is seeking a trial to force the town to pay compensatory damages. A federal jury in Hartford in 2003 awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages, but a judge rejected the award.
Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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