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Family of Donovan Lewis files lawsuit holding Columbus police responsible
A total of five officers are listed in the official complaint that was announced Thursday, including Anderson– Chance Knox, Harry Dorsey, Jack Randall and Justin Dodrill– all involved in the 2:30 am raid of the Hilltop neighborhood apartment in Ohio.
"This senseless death was completely preventable," the complaint read.
The family held a press conference Thursday morning where family attorney Rex Elliott and Lewis' mother, Rebecca Duran, spoke.
According to the complaint, Anderson has had a total of 58 complaints against him over the years, including use of force complaints, and has also been reprimanded for sexual harassment while on the job.
Anderson is on paid administrative leave, according to previous reports from the Columbus Police Department, and is still employed.
"He has, for 170 days after he killed a young man, has been on the payroll. … We continue to demand that Ricky Anderson be terminated by the city immediately," Elliott said.
It has been nearly 70 days since the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation completed its review of the case, according to Elliott, and he urged the submission of this case to the grand jury.
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