Imran Ahmed

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Service Record

Upland California Police Department

Rank Officer[1]
Last Known Status Separated

San Bernardino California Police Department

Rank Sergeant
Salary $367,600 (2022)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Commendations

2016 Recognition

On December 2, 2015, terrorists attacked a training session and holiday party for San Bernardino County employees.[3][4]

On April 14, 2016, Ahmed and other officers were recognized for their response.[4]

Incident Reports

2009 Arrest of Thalen Fluckes

On March 27, 2009, Fluckes' wife, Lisa Fields, called 911 for emergency assistance for a mental condition. Fields told the dispatcher that Fluckes was "putting her down" and there was no violence involved. Officers Carlos Lariz and Ahmed responded and refused multiple requests to assist Fields. Fluckes claimed that the officers threw him to the ground and struck him repeatedly with closed fists.[5]

Fluckes was charged with resisting arrest.[5]

Response Timeline

On August 17, 2009, the charge against Fluckes was dropped.[5]

On June 18, 2010, Fluckes sued the officers for excessive force and other complaints.[5]

On July 27, 2011, the civil lawsuit was settled.[6]


2019 Arrest of Shurell Henry

On April 11, 2019, a woman called police to report that Henry had pointed a knife and screwdriver at her and threatened to kill her. Henry was holding a machete and the woman believed him to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Sergeant Scott Murray and officers Shaun Sandoval and Dennis Han responded. With the woman's permission, Murray forced the door open and Sandoval entered the apartment. The woman was bedridden and unable to leave the apartment. Henry initially complied with orders to put his hands up but turned and started to walk away. Murray followed and Henry raised his arms as if to strike Murray. Sandoval fired his Taser, which Henry avoided. The officers withdrew to the front door and ordered Henry to surrender.[7]

Henry reappeared, carrying a machete. Officers ordered Henry to drop the machete. Sandoval fired his Taser, which was ineffective. Henry threw a box and the machete at officers. Sandoval fired his handgun, striking Henry, who retreated to the bedroom.[7]

Officers continued to give Henry orders, which he ignored. Additional officers responded, including San Bernardino County California Sheriff's Department Deputy Joseph Perea, who was armed with a less-lethal shotgun. Perea fired five bean bag rounds at Henry, to no effect. Ahmed fired his Taser at Henry, which caused Henry to drop to the ground. Officers attempted to control Henry, who resisted. Ahmed applied four additional Taser charges during the struggle before Henry was handcuffed.[7]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn camera, surveillance cameras, and witness cell phones.[7]

Response Timeline

The District Attorney found that Sandoval's use of deadly force was justified by Henry's actions which required deadly force to protect the officers and the woman, and Sandoval's and Ahmed's use of less-lethal options were justifiable and reasonable.[7]

2020 Arrest of Carlos Torres

On March 20, 2020, Ahmed stopped Torres for a broken taillight. Torres fled on foot before putting his hands in the air and surrendering. Torres claimed that Ahmed struck him with a baton, forcing him to the ground. Torres claimed that Officer Martin Hysen joined Ahmed in the baton assault, while officers Castillo and Cruz observed and failed to intervene. Torres claimed that his arm had been broken and, once handcuffed, the officers made him walk over 25 yards with a broken leg.[8]

Response Timeline

On March 15, 2021, Torres sued the city, Ahmed, Hysen, and other officers, for excessive force and other complaints.[8]

On September 19, 2022, the lawsuit was settled and dismissed.[9]

2021 Arrest of Jose Garibo

On April 18, 2021, officers stopped a vehicle. Garibo, a passenger, ran away and hid in the back yard of a house. Ahmed and other officers located Garibo, who surrendered. Garibo claimed that Ahmed and officers Kevin Ramirez, Paulina Zamora, and Joe Lucero punched and kicked him in the head and torso, and Ahmed held his legs while the assault continued. Garibo's arm was broken as he was handcuffed. Ahmed kicked Garibo while he was handcuffed and on the ground.[10]

Garibo claimed that Ahmed threatened him with jail time and prosecution if he spoke of the assault.[10]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras.[10]

Response Timeline

On June 03, 2022, Garibo sued the officers and the city for the use of excessive force and other complaints.[10]

On August 14, 2023, Garibo's lawsuit was settled and dismissed.[11]

2021 Arrest of Deshawn Wright

On June 1, 2021, Ahmed and Officer K. Brown contacted a group of people, including Wright. Wright threw a handgun onto the roof of a building.[12]

Wright was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ahmed claimed that Wright kicked and attempted to remove his handcuffs during the drive to the detention facility. Wright claims that, during the trip, Ahmed stopped, pulled Wright from the vehicle, took him to the ground, and beat him while Brown watched and failed to intervene. Wright was placed in hobble restraints and taken to the detention center. Officers redirected Wright to a different facility for treatment of his injuries.[12]

Wright acknowledged that he was "uncooperative and profane" while being arrested, but that he was no threat to Ahmed and did not kick or attempt to remove his handcuffs.[12]

Wright claimed that Ahmed disabled his body-worn camera "at the incriminating points".[12]

Response Timeline

On January 21, 2022, Wright sued Ahmed, Brown, other officers, and the city, claiming the use of excessive force and a failure to intercede, among other complaints.[12]

On December 12, 2023, Wright's lawsuit was settled.[13]

2022 Death of Rob Adams

Response Timeline

On December 16, 2022, Adams' family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officers.[14]

On February 17, 2024, the city settled the family's civil lawsuit for $4 million.[15]

LEO Ratings

References

  1. Molly Solomon, San Bernardino Police Involved in Fatal Rob Adams Shooting Both Have Histories of Alleged Excessive Force, KQED, 2023-04-25
  2. Imran Ahmed R, San Bernardino, Sergeant, govSalaries
  3. COPS-W0808 Bringing Calm to Chaos: A Critical Incident Review of the San Bernardino Public Safety Response to the December 2, 2015, Terrorist Shooting Incident at the Inland Regional Center, U.S. Department of Justice, 2016-09
  4. 4.0 4.1 David Downey, San Bernardino terror attack first responders honored for bravery, Press-Enterprise, 2016-11-26
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Fluckes Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2010-06-18
  6. Fluckes Settlement, U.S. District Court, 2011-07-27
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Incident, San Bernardino County District Attorney, 2020-03-31
  8. 8.0 8.1 Torres Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2021-03-15
  9. Torres Dimissal, U.S. District Court, 2022-09-19
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Garibo Complaint, U.S. District, 2022-06-03
  11. Garibo Settlement, U.S. District, 2023-08-14
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2022-01-21
  13. Joint Notice of Conditional Settlement, U.S. District Court, 2023-12-12
  14. Rob McMillan, Family of man shot, killed by San Bernardino police files $100 million lawsuit, ABC 7, 2022-12-16
  15. Joe Nelson, San Bernardino settles wrongful death police shooting lawsuit for $4 million, San Bernardino Sun, 2024-03-22

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