2 deputies de­nied dis­missal of suit

The Dallas Morning News - - State -

SAN AN­TO­NIO — A fed­eral judge has de­nied dis­missal of a law­suit against two Texas deputies whose fa­tal shoot­ing of a man with his hands up was recorded in a video that went vi­ral.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pit­man ruled that the shoot­ing of Gil­bert Flores by Bexar County sher­iff ’s Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez in Au­gust 2015 wasn’t rea­son­able. The San

An­to­nio Ex­press-news re­ports that even though Flores held a knife in one of his raised hands, Pit­man ruled he posed no im­mi­nent threat to the deputies.

Pit­man did dis­miss Bexar County from the law­suit brought by Flores’ fam­ily. A Bexar County grand jury had de­clined to in­dict the deputies.

The mother of the 41-yearold Flores had called po­lice to re­port her son had beaten his wife and child.

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