ROCK FALLS, Iowa - A woman whose son died in an officer-involved shooting in rock falls last week is now suing the city. A Chicago-based law firm filed the complaint against the city and the officer who shot Nathaniel Edwards.
Police are still not releasing the name of that officer.
The firm says the shooting was an excessive use of force, So Edwards' mother is suing the city for more than $1 million. Local 4 News contacted her, but did not receive a response.
Another member of the family said it's too early to be talking about money. In an exclusive interview with Local 4 News, Edwards' niece Marie Ruff said the focus still needs to be on understanding what led up to the shooting.
"We don't care about nobody suing nobody. We don't want no money. We want the officer who took my Uncle Nate's life to be either prosecuted or we need to know what exactly happened," she said.
Gregory Kulis is representing Edwards' mom. He said they are also focused on getting answers -- that's why they filed so quickly and compensation will only come up if appropriate.
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