DALLAS — Sandra Harper, who identified herself as the mother of James Harper, said her 31-year-old son was dead, and had been shot in the back by Dallas police.
"My son didn't have no gun, whatever the police said," Mrs. Harper said during an emotional interview broadcast live on WFAA. She said her son had his arms raised in the air to surrender when he was shot.
"Whatever the police say, it's their word against ours," Mrs. Harper said. "They're always right; we're always wrong."
At the time of Mrs. Harper's allegations, Dallas police had not yet issued a statement about the circumstances of the shooting.