Richard Richards (2021)

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Overview

Video released by Tuscon Police Department

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.[1]

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".[2]

On August 24, 2022, Remington was charged with manslaughter.[3]

On September 19, 2022, Richards' estate filed a federal lawsuit against Remington and the city, claiming the use of excessive force and other issues.[4]

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.[5]

In January 2023, a second grand jury voted not to indict Remington. The case could be submitted to another grand jury.[6]

On January 17, 2023, a judge dismissed the manslaughter charge without prejudice, meaning that it can be re-filed.[7]

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News report showing body camera video and surveillance footage 2021-12-01

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