Mother of slain man sues Seattle over handling of CHOP

SEATTLE (AP) — The mother of a 19-year-old Seattle man fatally shot during last summer’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit claims officials were negligent in allowing Seattle police to abandon the department’s East Precinct and surrounding area. It says that decision invited lawlessness that led to his death. Donnitta Sinclair’s son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson, was shot and killed across the street from Cal Anderson Park on June 20. She alleges in her lawsuit that bad decisions, confusion, miscommunication and poor planning by city officials contributed to his death.