Richard Richards (2021)

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Overview

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 25, 2022, Remington was indicted for manslaughter. If convicted, Remington faces a sentence from 3 to 12 1/2 years.[3]

On September 19, 2022, Richards' family filed a lawsuit, accusing Remington of using excessive force.[4]

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

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