Jury Awards $4 To Family Of Florida Man Killed By Cop
It was January 2014, in St. Lucie County, Florida. A mother picking up her child at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School heard loud music, the lyrics of which she found offensive. She called the police.
Deputy Christopher Newman and his partner, Deputy Edward Lopez, came to the garage of the house of 30-year old Gregory Hill Jr. Gregory worked at a Coca-Cola warehouse.
Newman knocked on the garage door, but no one responded. He then knocked on the front door, and said that he heard the music get louder. The garage door opened. Gregory stood facing out of the garage with his left hand on the door and his right hand down. He then began closing the garage door. Newman alleged that Gregory brandished a hand gun. Read the rest of this entry