Sunday, September 10, 2023

Undercover Federal Police Shot and Paralyzed Unhoused Man in Wheelchair


According to Brooks Roberts’s wrongful shooting claim, officers opened fire when they saw he had a gun — but he thought his brother was being robbed.

In late August, Brooks and his attorneys filed a claim against numerous government agencies seeking $50 million in monetary damages for “extreme suffering” caused by the shooting. According to the claim, Forest Service officers, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, shot Brooks “needlessly and recklessly” on May 19: through his arm and back shoulder, in his armpit and the bottom of his spine, through the middle of his back, and several times in his legs. The officers opened fire when they saw Brooks was carrying a gun — but they were wearing civilian clothing and had not identified themselves as police, according to the complaint...more

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