The family of a slain woman sought $5 million from the city over what they allege is Tucson Police Department negligence.

John and Wendy Hicks claim Tucson police officers failed to protect their daughter from a violent ex-boyfriend even though their daughter, Ashley Hicks, took out a restraining order against Joseph Francis in August 2012.

Although Francis defied the restraining order numerous times, TPD officers never arrested him.

Francis shot and killed Ashley in December 2012.

The family submitted the $5 million notice of claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, to the city about seven months ago.

The family filed the actual lawsuit last week. 

You can read the original article concerning the lawsuit here.

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