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 24, 2022, Remington was charged with manslaughter.
On September 19, 2022, Richards' estate filed a federal lawsuit against Remington and the city, claiming the use of excessive force and other issues.
On December 2, 2022, Remington's lawyer argued that prosecutors had made misleading and false statements to the grant jury. The judge remanded the case back to the grand jury.
In January 2023, a second grand jury voted not to indict Remington. The case could be submitted to another grand jury.
On January 17, 2023, a judge dismissed the manslaughter charge without prejudice, meaning that it can be re-filed.
- 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
- Former Tucson officer Ryan Remington facing manslaughter charge for shooting armed suspect nine times, KOLD, 2022-08-25
- 4:22-cv-00429-JGZ Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2022-09-19
- Judge sends ex TPD officer’s manslaughter indictment back to grand jury after indictment, KOLD, 2022-12-02
- Second grand jury declines to indict former Tucson police officer on manslaughter charge, KOLD, 2023-01-11
- Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against former police officer Ryan Remington, KOLD, 2023-01-17