Samuel Gonzales (7482)



1/17/2013: Tulare Police officers Vince Medina and Ryan Richmond were responding to reports of suspected gang members. When they arrived there was no one in the area, so they decided to search a nearby empty house where suspected gang members allegedly frequented. They saw Gonzales exit the house, and though he did not match the description of the gang members, they used their flashlights to try to subdue Gonzales. When he continued to struggle, Medina shot and killed him. Officers were cleared in federal civil suit. http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/tulare/2015/03/26/tulare-police-officers-cleared-federal-civil-suit/70513436/

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