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Sheriff’s Office: Man Shot In Face By Volusia Deputy Was Unarmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Volusia County deputy is under investigation after shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant at a home in Deltona.

  Derek Cruice, 26, was inside a home on Maybrook Drive, when a narcotics task force showed up with a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  The sheriff’s office said Todd Raible, a SWAT team member who was working as a narcotics investigator, fired his weapon at Cruice after his actions caused the deputy to perceive a threat.

” They were met with resistance and a shooting incurred,” Johnson said.

  Some of the other people inside the home contradicted Johnson’s account that task force members were met with resistance. Matthew Grady, 24, said he opened the door for deputies when the shooting happened. He claimed there was never any resistance.

” There’s a couple of seconds between opening the door, walking out, getting to my knee, and halfway out there’s gunfire,” Grady said. “I look back as the guy’s grabbing me, and my friend is dead or dying.”

  The sheriff’s office said investigators recovered approximately 217 grams of marijuana during a search of the house, along with a scale, drug ledger, pipes, plastic bags and nearly $3,000 in cash.”

 

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Video Shows Fort Worth Police Raid That Left Man Dead

 

 

 

 

 

” The family of a man who died after being shocked with a Taser says police video shows the man did not resist.

  The raid by Fort Worth police in May 2013 was captured by helmet cameras worn by officers. Lawyers for the family of Jermaine Darden obtained the video and released it to News 8.

  Fort Worth officers came with a “no knock” warrant after undercover cocaine buys at the home last year. They wanted surprise in case anyone inside was armed.

  There were several people in the little house on Thannisch Avenue, including children. Jermaine Darden, 34, was kneeling on a couch, and may have been sleeping.

  According to police reports, during the raid Darden stood up with one officer on his back and tried to leave.

  You don’t see that on the video. You do hear a struggle as police order him to stop resisting. You then hear the pop of the Taser device. Police jolted him again 16 seconds later.

  In the video, people in the house scream at officers that Darden can’t breathe. He was under six feet tall, but weighed well over 300 pounds. He had a history of asthma, and as it turned out, severe heart disease.”

 

 

Jermaine Darden was the seventh person to die from being tasered by Ft Worth cops .

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