February 6, 2023

Man shot by IMPD while parked in grandmother's driveway takes legal action

Man shot by IMPD while parked in grandmother's driveway takes legal action

A man who was shot by police while in a car parked in his grandmother’s driveway last year is taking legal action. Anthony Maclin was shot three times in December after police responded to a call from his grandmother. 

He was asleep in a rental car waiting for morning.  Maclin’s grandmother, Vicki Driver, said she called 911 because she didn’t recognize the vehicle.

"And the next thing I know I just heard so many gunshots, so many gunshots,” Driver said at a press conference Monday.

Three police officers fired at Maclin after waking him up and telling him to put his hands up. Maclin had a gun in his lap, but said he did not reach for it before officers started shooting.

"Once I got out of the car and saw my grandmother and the disbelief in her eyes, and then I realized a little bit what was going on," Maclin said, "that I had been shot."

The tort claim requests an undisclosed amount of money. It also demands the release of the full unedited body camera footage and the officers to be fired and charged.

If IMPD does not comply, the family could still sue the department.

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