Christian Glass (2022)

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Body-worn camera footage leading up to the shooting

On June 10, 2022, Clear Creek County Colorado Sheriff's Office Deputies Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould responded to Glass' call for roadside assistance after he crashed his vehicle. They found Glass in his vehicle, and described him as "argumentative and uncooperative" and that he had "armed himself with a knife".[1]

Deputies ordered Glass from the vehicle, but he refused. Glass appeared to be suffering from a mental crisis. Several officers negotiated with Glass for over an hour to exit his vehicle. Deputies broke a window and used bean bags and a Taser "with negative results" before Glass "tried to stab an officer". Police shot Glass, who died.[1]

The incident was captured on the officers' body-worn cameras.[1]

On November 23, 2022, a grand jury charged Buen with second degree murder, official misconduct, and reckless endangerment. Gould was charged with criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment.[1]

On November 23, 2022, both officers were fired.[2]

On May 23, 2023, the family's claim was settled for $19 million, to be paid by the state and three agencies. The Idaho Springs Colorado Police Chief acknowledged "that the lack of judgment, poor tactics, and lack of clear command structure resulted in the unnecessary death of Christian Glass". The Clear Creek County Colorado Sheriff gave his "deepest apologies" and acknowledged "that his officers failed to meet expectations" during the incident.[3][4]

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