Attorney Justin A. Moore reached out to NBC 5 Tuesday afternoon to say he'd been retained by Pinke's family. In his statement, Moore said police were called to an "alleged domestic disturbance" and that "according to witnesses at the scene this should have been a mental health welfare check."
"Unfortunately, the lack of a proper response by the Mesquite Police department ended in Asthon being shot and killed," Moore said in his statement. "By all accounts, Ashton was not armed with a gun or deadly weapon to justify the use of lethal force by officers on the scene."
Moore said his office intends to "investigate any and all civil rights claims for Ashton's family while demanding full transparency in any and all investigation that will be conducted by law enforcement going forward."