Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Small County, With So Many Police Shootings/Killings: Only 210,000 people

I have requested the records from Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and State's Attorney RALPH LARIZZA on officer-involved shootings here in St. Johns County, supposedly the nicest, richest county in all of Florida.

There was Cary Lloyd Martin 53, Killed 05/15/2015. (Officer Joshua Butler, also involved in Timothy West case below).

Then there was Justin Way 28, killed 05/11/2015 One of the deputies Kyle Braig was also involved in the Daniel Torres case below.

Then there was Timothy West 48, killed 12/28/2014 (Officer Joshua Butler)

Then there was Daniel Torres 51, killed 12/14/2014
Aaron Ray 43. Killed on 09/06/2014. (SWAT Shawn Emert placed on leave).

Rodney Wayne Stevens killed 12/11/2013 (Cameron Coward)(also involved in the Andrea Sheldon (hospice nurse) shooting in 2012.
Brandon Rich a 17 yo unarmed teen that was shot in the leg on 02/21/2013.
Andrea Sheldon 46, Hospice Nurse. Killed on 04/14/2012. Cameron Coward and three other deputies opened fire on her (subject of federal court complaint not covered by The St. Augustine Record yet -- wonder why?.

The whole world is watching. See, e.g.,
The New York Times, "Two Gunshots on a Summer Night" by Walt Bogdanich & Glenn Silber (November 24, 2013):
PBS/Frontline, "A Death in St. Augustine (November 26, 2013): NBC News Dateline, "Two Shots Fired" (April 18, 2014): Folio Weekly: Jeff Billman, "Somebody's lying -- An activist accuses the St. Augustine Record of bowing 
to pressure from Jeremy Banks' attorney. The paper accuses her of spreading misinformation" (September 17, 2014),,10912 Dr. Phil, "The Mystery of Michelle O'Connell" (November 3, 2014): Folio Weekly, "Murder, He Wrote," by Susan Cooper Eastman (November 19, 2014),
Folio Weekly, "The Proxy War," by Derek Kinner (March 4, 2015): 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alot of veterans round here love the militarization of the SJSO