Jason Swift (4108)



2/12/2008: Swift's mother called 911 for assistance in bringing her agitated, delusional and physical imposing (6'4" and over 300 lbs) son to the hospital. Two officers reached the scene and Swift emerged with a sheathed sword. Ordered to drop the sword, Swift did so, and demonstrated he had no other weapons. The altercation moved inside and another officer arrived and joined in. The end result was Swift, naked, unarmed, and dead from two bullet wounds physically impossible according to the police account. His family settled a suit with the city for $1.3M. http://www.rid.uscourts.gov/menu/judges/opinions/smith/04132010_1-08CV0325S_FARRY_V_CITY_OF_PAWTUCKET_P.pdf

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