'It hurt to watch my child being killed' - Woman speaks out for 1st time on son's fatal shooting by police

A Bridgeport woman whose son was shot to death by Ansonia Police one year ago this week is speaking publicly for the first time Sunday about her loss.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2020, 2:14 AM

Updated 1,274 days ago

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A Bridgeport woman whose son was shot to death by Ansonia Police one year ago this week is speaking publicly for the first time Sunday about her loss.
Victoria Mitchell, the mother of 30-year-old Michael Gregory, says she does not believe police when they say they did not know about her son's long history of mental illness. The shooting was ruled to be justified by the state's attorney.
Police say they were called to the apartment of Gregory's girlfriend, where he can be seen wielding a knife and telling officers "you'll have to shoot me." He was then shot at after investigators say using a Taser on him had no effect.
Mitchell says the body cam video was difficult to watch.
Mark Arons, the attorney for an unrelated case in which state police used deadly force on 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane, who also suffered from metal illness, says in both shootings - police could've handeled the situations better.
Mitchell says no lawyer will take her case because they all believe the findings of the state's attorney would be tough to refute in court.


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