Mother of Man Killed in 2011 Police Shooting in Miami Beach Speaks

The mother of a man who was killed in the Miami Beach shooting during Urban Beach Weekend in 2011 is speaking out for the first time since the officers involved were cleared of wrongdoing.

Marcelline Azor for almost four years has been seeking justice for her son, 22-year-old Raymond Herisse.

The report released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney this week gives in detail the events leading to Herisse's death on the crowded streets of South Beach on Memorial Day Weekend 2011.

The medical examiner's report indicated Herisse was shot 16 times. Investigators found 100 rounds had been fired at his car, something she exclusively told NBC 6 was unjustified.

"If you are pulled over or stopped while intoxicated, typically the punishment is a DUI, not a death sentence," said the family's attorney, Marwan Porter.

Azor said the report does answer some questions, including that her son did not fire a weapon.

"My son did not shoot the police officers,"

The 12 officers involved invoked their legal right not to be interviewed by investigators, something Azor is not happy about.

With the report now completed, the family can resume its legal action against the city.

"The individuals who ultimately shot Raymond Herisse were under the misunderstanding it was Raymond Herisse who was shooting when really it was the officers' fellow officers who were shooting at Raymond," Porter said.

Azor says it brought her some comfort that Miami Beach police officer now have an order not to fire at a moving vehicle.

"I'm not surprised about the decision but I'm not happy about it," Azor said.

The family's civil lawsuit against the City of Miami Beach is moving forward.

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