Richard Richards (2021)
On November 29, 2021, Tucson Arizona Police Department Officer Ryan Remington was off-duty and working a security detail at a local store. Richards, who was in a mobility scooter, was believed to have stolen a toolbox. When asked to show a receipt for the toolbox, Richards brandished a knife. Richards refused orders to stop while heading to another store. Remington shot Richards, who was pronounced dead.
On November 30, 2021, Remington was fired as the shooting represented "a clear violation of department policy and directly contradicts multiple aspects of our use of force and training".
On August 25, 2022, Remington was indicted for manslaughter. If convicted, Remington faces a sentence from 3 to 12 1/2 years.
On September 19, 2022, Richards' family filed a lawsuit, accusing Remington of using excessive force.
- Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting a 61-year-old in a mobility scooter nine times, CBS News, 2021-12-01
- Crystal Bonvillian, Suspected shoplifter using a wheelchair shot 9 times by Arizona police officer, KIRO 7, 2021-12-01
- Ex-Tucson officer indicted in death of suspect in a wheelchair, KJZZ, 2022-08-26
- Tim Stelloh, Family of man in wheelchair killed by officer sues, alleging wrongful death, NBC News, 2022-09-19