Police Shoot Innocent Man in the Back Execution Style, Leave Him Lying in Pool of Blood

Rebekah Kearn | Courthouse News Service

FRESNO, Calif. (CN) — Seventh months after Bakersfield was ranked the deadliest city in the deadliest county in the nation for police shootings, the family of a man who was killed at a Subway restaurant claims officers shot him in the back for no reason.

“On August 22, 2015, 29-year-old Jason Alderman was gunned down ‘execution style’ by Bakersfield Police Department (‘BPD’) officers Chad Garrett and Rick Wimbish at a Subway restaurant while conducting an entirely separate investigation and without engaging in any de-escalation protocol. Now, his two infant sons and mother bring this suit against the city of Bakersfield, the Bakersfield Police Department, and the officers named above, as a result of Mr. Alderman’s wrongful and untimely death,” his two sons says in the July 11 federal complaint.

Their attorney Ben Meiselas told Courthouse News in an interview that one of the major issues here is a quest for videos.

“The department has a history of deep-sixing videos and quashing evidence,” Meiselas said.

According to police reports, Garrett and Wimbish pulled into the Subway parking lot around 11:20 p.m. searching for a suspect in an unrelated case when they saw what looked like a burglary in progress.

The officers said Alderman was behind the counter, armed with what they believed was a rifle. After ignoring orders to drop it, the officers said, he came outside wearing a black mask, and pointed a weapon at them, and they opened fire.

Alderman ran back inside after being shot, according to the complaint, which cites police reports.

The weapon turned out to be a car jack.

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  • Bertrand e cbana

    U need to remember the names of these brutes and when u meet up with them mete the justice out to them.