But McMullen's family, with the support of the ACLU, the National Lawyer's Guild, and the National Police Accountability Project, is demanding an investigation of the case.
"Evidence suggests that McMullen's vehicle had already been stopped, he had no weapon, and that the many officers at the scene were not in danger," the ACLU wrote in a press release for a September "rally for justice" in McMullen's name. "After a closed investigation by state troopers connected to the Plymouth District Attorney's office, the DA released a statement finding no wrongdoing — a finding that was contrary to the facts as reported by the press and by witnesses. To date, the family's legal representatives have not been provided key evidence including reports, photos and personal effects."
At that ACLU rally, McMullen's sister, Karen McMullen (who is currently petitioning Attorney General Martha Coakley to re-open the case) told the crowd on Beacon Hill that her "brother may have had problems, but that doesn't mean that someone had to kill him."
It doesn't mean that anyone deserves a medal for taking his life, either.
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