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Family of slain girl sues A&E over police raid

Family of slain girl sues A&E over police raid

December 15th, 2010 in News

DETROIT (AP) - The family of a 7-year-old girl killed in a Detroit police raid has sued A&E Television Networks over the videotaping of the raid.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit says the network and a production crew filming for "The First 48" cable television series were responsible for the May 16 death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was shot in the head during the raid.

The Associated Press left an e-mail message for A&E seeking comment Tuesday.

The Detroit Free Press says the lawsuit claims that A&E and the production company encouraged Detroit police "to conduct an illegal, overly aggressive, and unnecessary raid" on the home.

Aiyana was killed by an officer's bullet when police stormed her house searching for a homicide suspect. State police have been investigating.