Since 2020 BLM rioting/uprising and a "cultural shift" across the nation, there has been overwhelming criticism of KCPD and now another complaint has emerged following deadly gunfire this week.

Here's a quick overview . . .

Police claim the victim was outside the home, armed with a knife. Police say he did not obey officers' commands and moved toward them. Officers then shot and killed him.

But friends and neighbors are telling a different story.

A preview of the court fight . . . 

"Lee Merritt, a Philadelphia-based civil right attorney, has taken on several high-profile police shootings, including most recently representing the family of Cameron Lamb. A Kansas City police detective was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Lamb's death."

Read more via links . . .

Neighbors say police should not have killed KC man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a man shot and killed by police Monday is hiring civil rights attorney Lee Merritt to investigate claims that officers should not have killed 36-year-old Shawn Wilson.

Mother wants answers after son killed by Kansas City police

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- A mother is asking for answers after her son was shot and killed by police earlier this week at 52nd and Olive. Investigators say Kansas City police officers shot 36-year-old Shawn Wilson after he showed a knife and started to come toward police.

'He had nothing in his hands': Family disputes KCPD account of fatal shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a 36-year-old Kansas City man who was shot and killed by police early Monday morning said Friday the situation could have been avoided. Relatives said Shawn Wilson was mentally ill. And although police said he had a knife, the family disputes that.

Developing . . .