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Sheriff’s deputies charged in fatal shooting of man who called 911


Mr Glass twisted in his seat and swung an arm towards the broken window, towards an approaching officer, and shots were fired, the videos show. An autopsy report said Mr Glass had six gunshot wounds. The report also noted that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, was in Mr. Glass’ system, along with amphetamine, which a doctor who spoke to the Denver Post said was proportionate to a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Mr. Buen was initially placed on administrative leave after the shooting, pending the outcome of an investigation, and returned to work in September, Bruce Snelling, the then deputy sheriff, told the New York Times that month. Mr. Buen had been on the force for about five or six years, most recently in the patrol division, and had no record of disciplinary issues, Deputy Sheriff Snelling said.

On Wednesday, after the indictment was made public, the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office moved quickly to fire Mr. Buen and Mr. Gould, even though an investigation into the shooting by the County Sheriff’s Office Douglas was not over.

“While the investigation is still ongoing,” the office said in its statement, “preliminary findings show that there were breaches of policies and procedures, and the initial news release about the shooting, based on the information available at the time of the incident, does not reflect the entirety of what happened on that terrible night.

At a press conference in September, Mr Glass’s mother, Sally Glass, said her son liked to take long drives in the mountains, was an artist and had mental health issues. sanity the night he was killed.

“He was too scared to get out of his car,” she said.

In a statement responding to the indictment, family lawyers said Mr Glass’ parents were “relieved that appropriate charges have been brought against some of those responsible for their son’s murder”.

“However, justice for Christian will require that everyone involved be held accountable,” the statement read. “Christian’s death is a stain on every officer who was present and failed to prevent the escalation and unnecessary use of force.”

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