Carleton Wallace, 30, died in an officer-involved shooting in Alexander.
ALEXANDER, Ark. (KTHV) -- The family of the man killed by a former Alexander police officer say they would have preferred a higher charge than manslaughter.
Nancy Cummings is charged in the killing of Carleton Wallace.
Jackie and Ronald Wallace will never forget the day, September 8 2012, when they lost their 30-year-old son.
"I got a call that he'd been shot by an Alexander policeman," said Ronald Wallace.
Nancy Cummings was arrested Jan. 24 for manslaughter. Cummings claims the gun accidentally went off during an arrest in September. She was also never certified because under state law, she had a year to go through state police training.
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"There's a lot of good officers out there. This puts a damper on them and makes it hard for people to trust," said Jackie Wallace.
The Wallaces want state law changed along with who can ride along with officers. Cummings had permission from the police department and had her teenage daughter in the patrol car during the shooting.
"There's not type of protocol for her to be in there," said Ronald Wallace.
"If she had a trained officer we wouldn't be here. She would have someone who knew what to do," said Jackie Wallace.
Cummings will appear in court for plea and arraignment February 5.
Carleton Wallace left behind a 10-year-old son and three siblings.