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Mother of son fatally shot by Miami Gardens cop starts charity

Lala's House aims to raise awareness to educate officers on best practices

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Catherine Daniels plans to start a charity in the name of her late son, Lavall Hall, who was shot and killed by a police officer.

The idea is to help raise awareness and money so police officers can better deal with mentally ill people.

The charity, called Lala's House, Inc., aims to raise awareness and money for programs to educate police officers on best practices for dealing with situations involving the mentally ill.

This all comes after her son, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot and killed by a Miami Gardens police officer after he attacked one of them with a broomstick.

Hall was shot and killed Feb. 15 after his mother dialed 911 for assistance because Hall thought someone was after him.

Hall ran out of the house in his underwear with a broomstick in hand.

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Attorneys for the family released on Wednesday a dashboard camera video of a portion of that night. In it, Daniels is heard pleading with officers, "Please, don't hurt my child, please," just before those shots are fired.

WATCH: Dash cam video of Lavall Hall shooting

Friday, after watching the video again, she is still seething.

Family members also calling on Miami Gardens police to release other dashcam video from the day Hall was killed by police. They also filed a civil lawsuit saying the officers used excessive force and Hall did not have to die.

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