Parents of teen killed in officer-involved shooting hire lawyer

SURVEILLANCE: Moments leading up to teen's death
Longview police setting up lights on top of the police station in advance of planned ralies on Saturday. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Longview police setting up lights on top of the police station in advance of planned ralies on Saturday. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Barriers set up in front of the police station in advance of planned ralies on Saturday. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Barriers set up in front of the police station in advance of planned ralies on Saturday. (Source: KLTV Staff)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The parents of a teenager killed in an officer-involved shooting in Longview have hired a lawyer.

The family of Kristiana Coignard, retained the services of Tim Maloney to assist the family in evaluating what legal options are available. The move was announced in a Friday press release.

A press conference will be held Monday at the Law Offices of Maloney and Campolo in San Antonio where a statement will be issued and Kristiana's father and stepmother will also be available for limited questions.

Police say Coignard walked into the building, picked up an assistance phone and called for help. When officers responded, she brandished a weapon and made threatening movements toward them. She was shot and killed.

A rally is being held in front of the police station on Saturday and Sunday in response to the shooting.

Coignard was a former Pine Tree High School student. She withdrew from the school in Sept. 2013. The three officers were placed on paid leave following the incident. Bagley has been with the department since March 2011, Derr since January 2013 and Duffie since April 1996. Dingler said all three are patrolmen.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

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