JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — The mother of a man killed by an Indiana State Trooper is speaking out a year after her son's death.
The family of Malcolm Williams held a memorial in his honor Friday.
"Every day is a struggle for me. I think I've struggled the most with Malcolm because everything they said wasn't who my son was," Tara Bryant, Williams' mother, said. "And there were too many discrepancies and I just wanted to get justice for him."
Last April, an ISP trooper killed Williams during a traffic stop. The prosecutor in the case ruled the trooper wouldn't face any charges.
Williams' family recently filed a lawsuit against the trooper. It claims that during the stop, Williams let the trooper know there was a handgun in the car. It claims Williams then dangled the gun and attempted to hand it to the trooper while repeating "here."
At that point, Williams was shot multiple times by the trooper, hitting him six times in the thigh, side and back.
The suit claims Williams never fired the gun or even pointed it at anyone. The suit also alleges the trooper lied about the shots fired by Williams to make his conduct seem justified.
The lawsuit seeks damages from the trooper, including a jury trial.