Two lawsuits have been filed against the city of Waukegan and its police officers over the fatal Super Bowl Sunday shooting of a 35-year-old man last year.
A wrongful death complaint, filed Jan. 31 in Lake County on behalf of the man’s estate, argues that Asuncion J. Gomez-Guerrero was “no threat” as he tried to slowly turn his car away from officers responding to a call at the Gomez-Guerrero family home on Feb. 3, 2019, but that Waukegan police Officer Rolando Villafuerte “continued to insert himself in front of the moving vehicle.”
“Any reasonably trained police officer would understand (Gomez-Guerrero’s) actions to mean he was attempting to turn his car away from the police officer,” according to the complaint. “Furthermore, any reasonably trained police officer would understand that (he) did not pose a threat to any officer or bystander. Yet, within seconds of exiting his police vehicle, defendant Villafuerte aimed his gun at (Gomez-Guerrero).”

Waukegan faces two lawsuits over man shot to death by police officer on Super Bowl Sunday 2019

This video was released after the lawsuit was filed.

At any other time BBWC (Before Body Worn Cameras) the officer would have been in a pickle and having to endure long Internal Affairs’ investigations and probably most of the public resenting against him.  But while what the lawyer said is somewhat accurate, it is far from the truth of what happened. And slow or not, a car aimed at somebody is a deadly weapon.

Mr. Guerrero played a stupid game and lost in a spectacular fashion obtaining a stupid prize.

PS: I think J. Kb. mentioned that LEO Agencies need to release the full video of shootings or arrests made controversial for whatever reason. I agree wholeheartedly as to not let the animus of activist fester in the public opinion for too long, but just long enough to discredit the idiots and people to ignore them because they are liars.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Body Worn Cameras or the amazing clarity they bring to legal cases.”
  1. Doesn’t matter.

    The Angry People will be angry no matter what the video shows.

    Like Rodney King. Nobody stepped back their anger after finding out he was fighting the cops before the part of the famous video was shown.

    Or that idiot in Ferguson.

    Or, well, anywhere.

    Truth matters not to their anger and beliefs.

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