Samuel Cruz (7907)

5/26/2013: Sam Kruze, a mentally ill man, was shot and killed by New Rochelle police after he allegedly attacked them. Officers responded to a call from Kruze's ex-wife saying that she was worried about him and that he had not been taking his medication. When officers arrived Kruze allegedly attacked them with a knife and was killed. Family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Shooting ruled justified.

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