Reese Witherspoon’s stepsister is fighting for justice after her son-in-law was killed by cops!
Police had responded to a report that a rifle was pointing from the window of Shaver’s hotel room. The weapon was actually a pellet gun that Shaver, a 26-year-old pest control worker who was in town on business, had bought to exterminate birds.
Officer Philip Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. He was found not guilty after a six-week trial.
But prosecutors insist the shooting was unjustified, and the Department of Justice has reopened the case.
Shaver’s widow, Laney Sweet, and his parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Mesa police department, seeking damages of $100 million.
It’s believed Oscar winner Witherspoon, 43, is estranged from her stepsister, 47, who was born before their father, John, met Reese’s mom, Betty.