Silver Lake Trader Joe's shooting: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against LAPD

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The family of the woman shot and killed by Los Angeles police during a shootout at a Silver Lake Trader Joe's has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police department.

Assistant store manager Mely Corado was accidentally shot as officers exchanged gunfire with a chase suspect.

Lawyers for the victim's family say they've repeatedly asked the LAPD to release key information and video of the July shooting.

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A funeral service was held for slain Trader Joe's assistant manager Melyda "Mely" Corado, on Sunday in the Hollywood Hills.

"The chief of police wanted to say that they've been cooperating with us. He talked about transparency, but the bottom line is I haven't heard from him or the LAPD. We still don't have a coroner's report after all this time," father Albert Corado said at a press conference Thursday morning.

The suspect, Gene Atkins, remains behind bars. He has been charged with murder because his alleged actions started the chain of events that led to Corado's death, prosecutors say.

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Dashcam and bodycam videos released by the LAPD show a police chase that preceded a standoff at a Trader Joe's store in Silver Lake on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

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