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Almost a year to the day of Ali Mohammed‘s death outside DC9 on 9th Street NW, his family will mark the anniversary of his passing with a multi-million dollar lawsuit, says a press release issued by the family’s spokesperson. Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., it promises, Mohammed’s family and supporters will gather outside DC9 to annouce filing “multiple claims” against the venue. Representatives of DC9 couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Full press release below:


Washington, DC — October 13, 2011 – On Friday, October 14, 2011, the family of the late Ali Mohammed and their lawyer Donald Temple will file a multimillion dollar lawsuit against DC 9 Nightclub in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Mr. Ali’s family and community supporters will hold a press conference on Friday, October 14, 2011 at DC 9 Nightclub on U Street at 10:30 am to announce the filing of the civil lawsuit.

October 15, 2011 will mark the one year anniversary of Ali Mohammed’s tragic vigilante style death after an alleged altercation with DC 9’s owners and employees. The case also follows the DC Medical Examiner’s ruling that the death was indeed a “homicide.” Although the United States Attorney has declined to prosecute the criminal case, the family now seeks justice in civil court.

Ali Mohammed’s family requests friends, acquaintances and those concerned about justice in this case to attend the press conference. The civil legal action’s multiple claims will be presented to the media and attendees at the time. Several community members will also address the issue.