Lenape family sues New Jersey police over death

The family of a Lenape man who was killed in a scuffle with New Jersey Park Police has filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, emotional distress and other charges.

Emil Mann, 45, was shot by a park police officer on April 1, 2006. The lawsuit alleges Mann was targeted because he was a member of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation.

Mann's family says the fatal shooting was the result of long-standing hostilities between police officers and the tribe. The lawsuit asks for money for compensatory and punitive damages.

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Relatives of tribe member sue over slaying (The Neward Star-Ledger 3/21)

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