Bexar County and its sheriff’s division not too long ago got here beneath hearth in a lawsuit involving the capturing loss of life of 6-year-old Kameron Prescott.
Two years after 6-year-old Kameron Prescott what shot and killed by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies, his household has determined to file a lawsuit in opposition to the county, Sheriff Javier Salazar, and 4 sheriff’s deputies in an effort to seek out out why the deputies felt the necessity to hearth 18 to 20 rounds into the cellular house the kid was residing in together with his household.
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The go well with was filed on Monday by the kid’s father, Christopher Prescott and his ex-wife, Rubi. When commenting on his son’s loss of life, Prescott stated, “It was like somebody ripping my life away from me (as a result of) my son was my life.”
As a part of the go well with, Prescott argues that his son’s civil rights had been “violated and that illegal police conduct prompted his wrongful loss of life.” According to the lawsuit, the capturing the resulted within the youngster’s loss of life was “the fruits of a virtually two-hour pursuit of Amanda Jones, who was wished on bank card fraud expenses.” When a bounty hunter situated her, he contacted the Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace to report her location. Nonetheless, when deputies arrived to apprehend her, Jones fled.
From there, deputies pursued her to the “Pecan Grove Cell Dwelling Park on FM 78 the place she ran inside Prescott’s house on the lookout for a spot to cover.” On the time, Prescott was within the house together with his niece and Kameron, who was enjoying in his room. When Jones entered his house, Prescott stated he instructed her to get out. In response, Jones held up her fingers and said, “You have got children and I don’t need bother.” She then walked out the entrance door and proceeded to be shot by deputies who had surrounded the house’s entrance porch.
Sadly, a number of the rounds that had been shot “went via the aspect of the cellular house,” hitting Kameron twice. He died en path to the hospital. In accordance with Tom Crosley, the lawyer representing Prescott, the kid’s father didn’t even get an opportunity to assist his son. Crosley stated, “He heard his son saying ‘Ouch daddy. Ouch, it hurts.’” Nonetheless, deputies had been putting Prescott and his niece in handcuffs after the capturing. Crosley stated, “They handled him as a suspect,” and by the point he was in a position to see his son, it was too late.
The go well with names the county, Salazar, and the 4 deputies, Johnny Aguillon, George Herrera, Jesse Arias, and Johny Longoria as defendants. Crosley stated the go well with was filed “beneath a federal statute that protects civilians in opposition to illegal police conduct.” He added, “We wish to know what Bexar County sheriffs knew that day and after they knew it.”
When requested concerning the incident, Sheriff Salazar stated his deputies “noticed one thing in Jones’ hand that they thought was a weapon.” He added that on the time, “correct procedures had been adopted through the capturing and the deputies complied with the protocol and referred to as Kameron’s loss of life a tragic accident.”
Nonetheless, Crosley stated the bodycam footage from the capturing didn’t present something that “would justify the deputies’ determination to shoot.” He added that on the time of the capturing, Jones was “carrying a sports activities bra and shorts and didn’t pose a transparent and current risk.” One of many issues the go well with hopes to uncover through the litigation course of is whether or not the deputies had enough coaching and why they felt the necessity to hearth so many rounds. When commenting on the go well with, The Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace stated the deputies’ “coaching hours have elevated dramatically since December 2017.”