The siblings of Anthony Divers, who Hamilton police shot and killed in 2016, are suing the police board and two officers for $7.5 million. But the lawsuit is mostly on hold until an inquest later this year.
Yvonne Alexander, Edward Divers and Leslie-Ann Wilson filed the suit in Hamilton court in the fall. The siblings are asking for $4 million, plus the cost of having a lawyer at the inquest. Tony Divers's estate, administered by Alexander, is claiming another $3.5 million.
The suit claims police "improperly used excessive and lethal force." It says police didn't tell Divers why he was being stopped, nor did they consider his mental state, or if he could hear them.