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Henderson Police “Not Concerned About” Violent History of Newly Hired Deputy Police Chief Thedrick Andres

Newly hired Henderson NV Deputy Chief of Police Thedrick Andres shot Juan May during an off-duty incident while he was a sergeant at the Arlington Police Department in Texas

A photo taken earlier in the evening shows newly hired Henderson Deputy Police Chief Thedrick Andres and Juan May, the man Andres shot to death after a fight on a party bus.

In November, LaTesha Watson, formerly a deputy police chief with the Arlington (TX) Police Department was sworn in to replace Moers as the Henderson chief of police. Thedrick Andres, who served at the APD with Watson before retiring as a lieutenant, was subsequently hired to replace Long as Watson’s deputy police chief.

While there has been some unhappiness expressed over the department’s decision to pick candidates from out of state as replacements, Deputy Chief Andres’ work history would seem to be right on par with those working within Las Vegas area police departments. That history includes three incidents of violence, two of which involved the use of a firearm by Andres while he was off-duty, at the Arlington (TX) Police Department.

During what was described as a road rage incident, Andres pulled his gun on another driver after claiming that driver had threatened him with a hatchet. That “hatchet” that reportedly caused him to believe his life was in danger turned out to be a plastic ice scraper. Previously, while employed at the New Orleans Police Department, Andres was also accused of using excessive force in a citizen complaint.

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Party Bus Shooting

The most troubling incident from Andres’ past was his fatal shooting of a Marine veteran named Juan May in June of 2014. That incident began with a birthday party, which took place on a “party bus.” Although May and other relatives of his who were among the twenty people on that bus didn’t know Andres or that he was (at the time) a sergeant with the Arlington Police Department, the group picture above implies there was possibly some mutual friendships between them.

Juan May was murdered by Henderson Deputy Chief Thedrick Andres while he was a Sgt. at the Arlington Police Department

Juan May

According to descriptions, at some point someone (presumably May) jokingly suggested that Andres should dance on a stripper pole that was on the bus. That apparently offended Andres and led him to begin directing derogatory remarks at May and his relatives. This later escalated into a physical fight once they left the bus after Andres approached May and reignited the argument.

There are some differences in the details of what happened next among eyewitness statements. However, there are several common denominators among them. Everyone agrees that Andres is the one who approached May and began the final argument and that he had been drinking on the party bus. They also agree that Andres also hit Juan’s cousin, Patrick May, who was attempting to break up the fight.

The other point of agreement is that shortly after, when Juan May was walking back to his car, Andres began running to his own car. Witnesses state that “someone” yelled that he had a gun in his vehicle. Andres, in fact, retrieved that gun and killed May with it, later claiming he had fired in self-defense.

Not surprisingly (since grand juries are primarily used for that purpose in cases involving police officers), he was eventually exonerated by a grand jury in spite of the retrieval of a weapon after a fight being pretty well established as an act of premeditation.

Police Chief Latesha Watson is Not Concerned

It shouldn’t be surprising that Chief Watson isn’t concerned about Andres’ past. Of course, she worked with him for years in Texas and obviously is the reason he was hired to be the second in command at the Henderson Police Department. In spite of the fact her statement that “if someone was found guilty of wrongdoing, then they wouldn’t have a job,” when applied to police officers is at best a technicality, it’s not something that should be unexpected.

The Henderson Police Department's newly hired Deputy Chief of Police, Thedrick Andres, and Chief of Police, LaTesha Watson

Thedrick Andres and LaTesha Watson

However, the lack of concern by the City of Henderson is something that should draw a few more raised eyebrows. After all, Watson and Andres were hired to replace two police executives who were forced to resign after sexual harassment claims were made against them and the Henderson City Council was caught covering that up by portraying it as a “mutual parting of ways.

In addition, Assistant City Manager Greg Blackburn, who previously resigned from a city government position in North Las Vegas after a sexual harassment scandal, is currently under investigation again for (you guessed it) sexual harassment in Henderson and Mayor Debra March has also just been sanctioned over ethics violations. (At this point, it takes a bit of searching to find someone in the Henderson city government that isn’t under some sort of investigation.)

When you consider all that, maybe you should look to hire someone who doesn’t already have a history that includes excessive force complaints and pulling guns on (or actually shooting) unarmed people while off-duty. Maybe that’s a good idea for the City of Henderson for PR reasons, if nothing else. You know, hire someone who is less likely to create yet another misconduct scandal.

Of course, Henderson is the city known for not prosecuting (and later promoting) a cop who was caught on video repeatedly kicking a man suffering from diabetic shock in the head, because “they train officers to do that in the police academy.”

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Police Wife Writes About the “Secret Epidemic” of Police Domestic Violence

This post was originally published at the “Ms. Magazine” blog in October of 2015 by and (who was married to a police officer for 20 years) under the original title “Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence.” (See below for their full biographies.)

Domestic violence takes place in up to a staggering 40 percent of law enforcement families, but police departments mostly ignore the problem or let it slide, write ex-police wife Susanna Hope and award-winning investigative journalist Alex Roslin in their new book, Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence. The following excerpt is adapted from their book, available on Amazon or as an eBook from their website, and is being published as part of the Ms. Blog’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month series.

According to Alex Roslin, “Police Wife” itself has more than 60 pages of appendices giving advice and resources to survivors, family and friends plus recommendations for advocates, police, governments, journalists and researchers.

In order to help survivors and others, they’ve made virtually all of the appendices available for free through their website. Here is the direct link to this extended free excerpt.

The propensity for police to abuse their wives, children, and other family members is, of course, no secret among people who read CopBlock.org. It’s rare that more than a few days go by without a report of a cop having committed domestic violence and several CopBlock Network Contributors have posted about the increased risk that entails marrying or having the bad fortune to be the child of a cop. Obviously, the habitual efforts of Good Cops to cover up the crimes of those Bad Apples, is also a large factor in its commonality.

Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence

In 2009, in Utica, New York, police Investigator Joseph Longo Jr. killed his estranged wife, Kristin Palumbo-Longo, stabbing her more than a dozen times in their home, then stabbed himself to death. One of the couple’s four children discovered the horrifying scene on coming home from school that afternoon.

Police Officer Cop BlockUtica’s then-Police Chief Daniel LaBella said the killing was completely unexpected—an incident “no one could have prevented or predicted.” But Kristin’s family filed a $100-million wrongful-death suit saying city and police officials didn’t do enough about Longo’s troubling behavior before the tragedy.

Kristin had contacted police at least five times in the weeks before she was murdered, saying she feared her husband might kill her and their kids, but police supervisors discouraged her from making reports or seeking a protection order, the lawsuit said. In a preliminary ruling, a federal judge agreed that the police actions may have “enhanced the danger to Kristin and amounted to deliberate indifference.” The city settled the suit in 2013, paying the couple’s children $2 million.

The murder wasn’t an isolated tragedy. It was unusual only because it was so public and so bloody. A staggering amount of domestic violence rages behind the walls of cops’ homes, while most police departments do little about it. In the vast majority of cases, cops who hurt a family member do so in utter secrecy, while their victims live in desperate isolation with very little hope of help. Research shows:

  • An astonishing 40 percent of cops acknowledged in one U.S. survey that they were violent with their spouse or children in the previous six months.
  • A second survey had remarkably similar results—40 percent of officers admitted there was violence in their relationship in the previous year. The abuse rate for cops is up to 15 times higher than among the public.
  • Police discipline is startlingly lax. The LAPD disciplines cops with a sustained domestic violence complaint less strictly than those who lie or get in an off-duty fight. In the Puerto Rico Police Department, 86 percent of cops remained on active duty even after two or more arrests for domestic violence.

It seems incredible that a crime wave of such magnitude and far-reaching social ramifications could be so unknown to the public and yet at the same time an open secret in a mostly indifferent law enforcement community. It is surely one of the most surreal crime epidemics ever—at once disavowed, generalized and virtually unchecked.

Aptly summing up the bizarre disconnect, retired Lieutenant Detective Mark Wynn of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department in Tennessee told PBS in a 2013 story on the issue: “What’s amazing to me is we’re having this conversation at all. I mean, could you imagine us sitting here talking about this and saying, how do you feel about officers using crack before they go to work, or how do you feel about the officer who every once in a while just robs a bank, or every once in a while decides to go in and steal a car from a dealership? We wouldn’t have this conversation. Why is it that we’ve taken violence against women and separated that from other crimes?”

Domestic violence is bad enough for any woman to deal with. Shelters, many of them chronically underfunded, regularly turn away abused women because they’re full, while only about one in four incidents in the wider population ever get reported to police. Hundreds of U.S. communities have adopted “nuisance property” laws that encourage police to pressure landlords to evict tenants who repeatedly call 911 over domestic abuse, further dissuading victims from seeking help.

But abuse at home is far worse for the wife or girlfriend of a cop. Who will she call—911? What if a coworker or friend of her husband responds? Police officers are trained in the use of physical force and know how to hurt someone without leaving a trace. They have guns and often bring them home. And if a cop’s wife runs, where will she hide? He usually knows where the women’s shelters are. Some shelter staff admit they are powerless to protect an abused police spouse. Her abuser may have training and tools to track her web use, phone calls and travels to find out if she is researching how to get help or, if she has fled, where she went.

In the rare case where the woman works up the nerve to complain, the police department and justice system often victimize her again. She must take on the infamous blue wall of silence—the strict unwritten code of cops protecting each other in investigations. The police have a name for it—extending “professional courtesy.” In the words of Anthony Bouza, a one-time commander in the New York Police Department and former police chief of Minneapolis, “The Mafia never enforced its code of blood-sworn omerta with the ferocity, efficacy and enthusiasm the police bring to the Blue Code of Silence.”

It all adds up to the police having a de facto licence to abuse their spouses and children. And it’s a worldwide phenomenon that police families struggle with everywhere from Montreal to Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, the U.K., Australia and South Africa.

The torrent of abuse is virtually unknown to the public, but without realizing it, we all pay a steep price. Domestic violence is the single most common reason the public contacts the police in the U.S., accounting for up to 50 percent of all calls in some areas. Yet, a battered woman who calls 911 may have a two-in-five chance of an abuser coming to her door. Official investigations have found law enforcement departments that tolerate abuse in police homes also mishandle violence against women in other homes.

Abusive cops are also more prone to other forms of misconduct on the job—such as brutality against civilians and violence against fellow officers. We all pay as taxpayers when governments have to settle multi-million-dollar lawsuits with victims of police abuse or negligence. Police domestic violence also has close connections to a host of other problems—police killings of African Americans, sexual harassment of female drivers at traffic stops and women cops, and even more broadly, issues like growing social inequality and subjugation of Native Americans.

And police officers themselves are victims, too. Even though our society calls cops heroes, we give them little support to cope with the pressure of police work. A big part of the job is to wield power to control other people. As a result, policing attracts people who are good at controlling others or may have a craving for that kind of power—and then trains them to use their power better. Control is also the main driver of domestic violence. Is it a surprise then that so many cops are violent at home?

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Susanna Hope (a pseudonym for security and privacy reasons) is a Canadian professional writer who was married for over 20 years to a police officer. She has two sons and two grandchildren.

Alex Roslin is an award-winning Canadian journalist who was president of the board of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting. His investigative and writing awards include three Canadian Association of Journalists prizes for investigative reporting, a gold prize in the National Magazine Awards and nine nominations for CAJ awards and NMAs.

Police Brutality by Guards at the Madison County Detention Center in Richmond, Kentucky

This video and the following post was sent in by John William Hanson III, via the CopBlock.org submissions page.

Date of Incident: February 24, 2013
Officers Involved: Officer Adkins, Deputy Josh Napier, Deputy Brian Staggs, Deputy Craig Whitaker
Department Involved: Madison County Detention Center
Department Phone Number: (859) 624-4700

Here is the story I can’t get the NEWS to play. If you take the time to watch and listen, please share. It’s from one of many lawsuits I have filed involving the Madison County Detention Center! The law refuses to investigate because the deputy jailers made up a story of me taking a combative stance! This is happening in Richmond, Ky these deputies and officers all still have their jobs! The Madison County Detention Center has no regard for human life. I only asked to press charges on the people that attacked me at the bar I was previously at. The deputies and police decided to beat me up and taser me all night, instead.

Please share this for the safety and life of others! The lawsuits and settlements have piled up against the Madison County Detention Center! This jail has multiple wrongful death lawsuits pending against them. I’m one of the only people to have a lawsuit that didn’t leave in a body bag! I was in this jail for 11 hours and spent almost a week in the ICU unit in Richmond.

I was tasered so many times this night that the muscle tissue in my body was dying and my kidneys were beginning to fail. A deputy tore my labrum and tricep off the bone as I was being repeatedly tasered. The deputy that tore my tricep was Jason Rawlins he was coming into bring the other Deputies some burgers at 4 A.M. That’s at least what Craig Whitaker told the state police and FBI. Neither the Kentucky State Police or FBI asked why he was in his deputy uniform while off duty.

As you watch this video you will hear one lie after another. All you have to do is watch and listen; it’s very apparent! In your lifetime, I promise, you have never seen a video like this! I would like to think people will be outraged this is happening in Richmond, Kentucky. I was told that I took a combative stance and I had no complaint!

Here is the full story I can’t get the news to show. These are all the videos I have received and the process of receiving them! Every other video has been deleted. More then five cameras that were recording at the detention center have been destroyed! I was unable to get the Kentucky State Police to give me the time of day to investigate. They only started an investigation after I threatened to call the Kentucky Attorney General. I was taken to jail at 1:20 A.M. Later that day, around 4:00 PM, a detective was in my hospital room taking a statement. He advised me that if I was lying I’d be in big trouble… He then said he’d be heading down to the jail the following morning to get all the footage from the jail and the bar!

As weeks went by, Detective Hamm of KSP Post 7 kept dodging my phone calls. I finally made contact with Detective Hamm in the parking lot of the FBI in Louisville, Ky. The plan of Detective Hamm and the MCDC was to get me to Kentucky, so I could be charged with resisting arrest and escape 2 a felony. Detective Hamm refused to give me any detail on the videos he collected. He just kept saying I really need you to come back to Kentucky so we can talk… Once the FBI was involved, Detective Hamm decided not to go through with these charges.

When the FBI involved themselves, somewhat of a investigation started. Post 7 of the KSP allowed the Madison County Detention Center to provide the FBI with one video. This was the video of me arriving to the jail nothing else. Take note that now, almost a month later, the state police at Post 7 had started their investigation on the detention center. This was only after I was forced to involve the Kentucky Attorney General and the FBI. The last time I had a meeting with the FBI I asked what I did to be put in the restraint chair? (The lack of oxygen and trauma to my head caused me to black out when I was first attacked. I still had no idea of how I got in a restraint chair while meeting with the FBI.)

I was told that I was playing with people’s lives. Was I ready to get people fired and send people to jail? I said whatever needs to be done, this is a problem. These people should be held responsible for what they did to me! I said honestly they tried to kill me! They only kept hurting me all night! They left me to die after all the tasering and ripping of my muscles. I was told by the doctor I was lucky to have made it to the hospital when I did ! He said I was close to having a stroke or kidney failure. They said they would be in contact after that. I asked for the video of me being placed in the chair and I was told by the Lexington FBI that video wasn’t at my disposal at this time.

imageEventually I was provided three videos with the subpoena request to the Kentucky State Police and MCDC. I was given video from 2 of the 16 cameras at the bar, which were recorded from a computer screen with a cell phone. I told Detective Hamm the spot at the bar I was jumped at. I also said that I remember standing in front of at least four cameras behind the bar. Those will show you what happened! Detective Hamm provide only two outside views of the bar as I was getting arrested. Not the other 14 that would show me getting attacked! I even had a statement I provided from my debit card at 1:05 A.M. that put me in front of the bar as I was closing out!

Instead, Detective Hamm took it upon his self to find me guilty of disorderly conduct. The idea is that I’m guilty of disorderly conduct now. I don’t look as creditable as a innocent person! I went to court for almost a year in Richmond for the disorderly conduct. The other video I was provided was at the detention center, but it only showed me on the ground getting pepper sprayed and carried behind a door. Then Deputy Josh Napier flipping the taser back in his holster!

This video was also reformatted and stripped of audio. The video is also a shortened clip from a full video. I was unable to find a attorney willing to really help with just that video. It basically came to that point because the law wouldn’t help, so I had to file a lawsuit. That being said I couldn’t even find an attorney to represent me with just that video. Them covering this all up was working as planned.

Then 12 days short of a year later, I received a packet of CDs containing one video and a few interviews. Still video was deleted and interviews of deputies have still been withheld! I don’t have one video of them putting me in the closet or me in a cell. When I received this packet it was the following week after being found guilty by a jury of disorderly conduct. All evidence was withheld from me until after my trial and after I was found guilty. I only received the video after I tried one more time to involve the Lexington FBI. They forced Post 7 Detective Hamm and the Madison County Detention to turn over what they had.

When I got this video you are about to watch, it was 12 days short of a year from the date! If I wouldn’t have stayed in Richmond for the weekend, I would have never got this video you’re about to watch. Oh and the statue of limitations would have expired to file a lawsuit. I had to threaten calling the police and coming with my original subpoena before I was made copies! I couldn’t tell you how many times I was asked by the police, family, and friends what’d you do to get in the chair? I was blank for nearly a year.

I watched this for the first time almost a year from the day it happened. The only thing I did was ask to press charges on my attackers. I didn’t threaten or hurt anyone at the Madison County Detention Center! When I was attacked my head hit the wall and I was choked for nearly two minutes. I don’t remember my arrival, just the rest of this horrible night. I find no reason why these individuals should have never been charged with something. I was thinking attempted murder.

I was tasered so many times that pepper spray had no effect. I was woken up with pepper spray later this night after being forced to urinate on myself in a restraint chair. I was picked up and carried down the hallway by one on duty deputy and one who was off duty. I was then pinned up against the wall by my arms and the third jailer in the middle repeatedly tasered me. As I was being tasered I remember shaking and getting slammed against the wall. I then was able to see! The deputy to the left of me let go of my left arm. He went to reach for bed sheets. As the deputy pulled the taser back to hit me again I grabbed it. As it was going off in my hand I started pushing it towards his face. I yelled please sir will you fucking stop! They all grabbed me and threw me face first into the shower.

Once I realized what had just happened, I knew I needed a doctor. My arm was three times its normal size. I felt like I was burning inside my body. Realistically, my body was shutting down inside. I asked for medical attention all the way til I checked out five or so hours later. I was very lucky to have got myself to the hospital. The Madison County Detention Center and Captain Tom Jones refused to call an ambulance even at check out!

This video is very disturbing, but I hope it will shed some light on this problem in Richmond, Ky. I please ask you to share this if you’re my friend or just a concerned person, who believes in civil rights! It could really save someone’s life in the future. Richmond City officials and the Detention Center plan on fixing nothing! They are fine continuing this treatment! The Madison County Detention Center, along with Captain Tom Jones and Jailer Doug Thomas have multiple wrongful death lawsuits against them.

I ask you to please watch this whole video with much detail. In your lifetime you will never see this much evil or hear this many lies! The visit was 11 hours at the Madison County Detention Center. My injures were my labrum and tricep muscles being torn off the bone, trachea trauma, a bulging disc in my neck, and the loss of feeling in the right side of my left hand. Along with all of this, they twisted my fingers and hands while tasering me. It tore and strained most the ligaments in my hands, which caused me to have arthritis from the joint damage. After 11 hours, $90,000+ in medical expenses and future neck surgery. Most of the damage that was done is permanent. It’s very hard having arthritis in my hands like I’m 80. My hands will never be the same, nor my tricep or labrum. After surgery, my neck should be painless! The effect this event caused me physically and mentally was very tough!

The road to recovery was very long. I always sit around asking myself questions I have no response for. I ask why they wouldn’t just let me sleep? I ask why did they keep hurting me? I constantly wonder why these deputies got enjoyment out of this night? This has caused me to have real life nightmares, I’ll wake up sweating realizing it’s only a dream. It’s taken the last year to really get back on track. This one night changed my life forever. I will do whatever it takes to stop it from happening anymore. I know how many dark thoughts have crossed my mind after this experience. It’s was not a healthy way to live. I’ve learned to live with the lasting effects. It’s been a long road to recovery, but I’ve realized how lucky I am to be alive. I’m grateful for that, along with the support of my friends and family.

I’m starting to feel some what normal again. I’m thinking very clearly about the issues at hand. The Madison County Detention Center is a place multiple people have taken their last breath. I was almost left hanging like the rest of them. I think about the people that have lost their life before and after me at that place every day. I only imagine my mother getting a similar phone call from the detention center saying I hung myself. To all the mothers that have lost their sons, I’m sorry! I really need justice for me and all the others to be at peace for me!

PLEASE SHARE THIS YOU MIGHT SAVE A LIFE!

The City of Richmond needs help. Richmond, Kentucky is the home of Eastern Kentucky University. I fear for the safety of these students, as well as the citizens of the city. You should be very upset the Madison County Detention Center plans on doing nothing besides giving me money to not talk. The detention center and Richmond officials plan on fixing nothing. They plan on covering this up, just like every other lawsuit they’ve dealt with. How many people have to get seriously hurt? How many people have to die? Enough is enough. I was tasered so many times through out the night the deputies can’t even recall when they did it!

The news is afraid of this story! PLEASE SHARE! I promise you will never see or hear a story like this. I’ve laid it all out here. I don’t have any secrets to keep! I’ve done all the right things and was told I have no complaint because I was combative. I’ve went through the chain of command. Flat out, law enforcement won’t go against law enforcement.

At the end of this video, you’ll hear Deputy Josh Napier explain how tough I was to the KSP and FBI. He said that I wasn’t like everyone else that goes through that. Josh Napier tells the Kentucky State Police and the FBI I wasn’t like everybody else that they put through that.

I can’t do anymore besides hope this will spread like wildfire! This should upset you not only if you live in Kentucky or attend EKU, but also if you believe in civil rights. The Madison County Detention Center plan is to pay me to shut me up and keep operating this way. They beat me up all night and deleted the majority of the footage. This was never about money it was about me doing the right thing. I have the power to fix this place. I just need others to care! God please help Richmond, Kentucky. I can’t do much more!

– John William Hanson III

The original Facebook video has been uploaded to Youtube, since Facebook videos have a habit of disappearing. It can be found here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153899873452156&id=281961363188&ref=m_notif&notif_t=video_processed&actorid=20531316728

Taxpayers of Springfield MO Forced to Pay $250,000 for Wrongful Death Suit

Deidra Ritchhart, Founder of SW MO Cop Block, shared the content below, detailing the pending resolution of a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Springfield (MO) Police Department by the family of Michael Ireland an unarmed man who was shot while running away from Officer Andrew Bath, via the Cop Block Submissions page. Michael Ireland’s shooting was previously covered by Contributors to the CopBlock Network on CopBlock.org here, here, and here.

Date of Incident: February 17, 2015
Officer Involved: Officer Andrew Bath
Department Involved: Springfield MO Police Department

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MICHAELThe family of Michael Ireland, the man who was shot by a Springfield, MO police officer in February of this year, has agreed to settlement in a pending lawsuit against Greene County. An application for approval of the settlement was filed Thursday, September 24, in the Greene County Circuit Court.

The payment of $250,000 means that the city government, and the family, made a settlement in exchange for the case to be dismissed. Former Officer Andrew Bath will not be held liable in this sense. Funny how he supposedly did nothing wrong, yet the city pays out, right? The Greene County Prosecutor, Dan Patterson, has determined that the shooting was justified.

Michael Ireland

Michael Ireland

Michael Ireland was an unarmed man shot while running away from police. NO weapon. No violence was displayed. He was at a neighbors house when police showed up on the property. “Michael was scared of police. This is why he started running that day,” said Michael’s uncle at the masked protest some activists and I (Deidra) held at the Springfield Police Department shortly after the shooting. Theory has it that Officer Bath was grieving and angry after his partner, Aaron Pierson, was shot earlier in the month.

Ofc. Andrew Bath

Ofc. Andrew Bath

We all should know that NO amount of money will EVER be able to repay an unarmed man’s life.

Officer Bath told reporters that he used his taser twice on Ireland, then he fell on his back, and that’s when he was shot. While on his back, Bath reported that he wouldn’t stop reaching for his waist. No weapon was found after the incident…..

The family is asking for a Federal Agency to intervene and investigate the case.

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