Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lawsuit filed after mentally ill white teen girl Kristiana Coignard shot and killed attacking cops with knife in police station in Texas

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January 22, 2015 Cops cleared and lawsuit filed after mentally ill white teen girl Kristiana Coignard shot and killed attacking cops with knife in police station in Texas  At a police station in Longview, Texas, officers Glenn Derr and Grace Bagley shot and killed 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard after she was not stopped after officer Gene Duffie fired a taser at her. Police said that Coignard had “I have a gun” written on her hand. Protesters and pundits from Libertarians and socialists question why it was neccessary to kill the girl. The parents believe she was there with a knife and note saying she had a gun just to ask for help. Her father said she was cooperative and subdued for many minutes, so ""I know that it was asking for help, that was her intent” .  After investigation by Texas rangers, grand jury did not charge the officers. Because she was mentally ill, her family is seeking "justice" filed a $10 million federal lawsuit claiming her rights under the Disabilities Act were violated, and  that they just want training to be revised.  Her death sparked demonstrations and Anonymous “hacktivists” attacked the city website.

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UPDATE: After grand jury decides not to charge officers, Kristiana Coignard's family files $10 million ... KYTX Jul 6, 2015 - UPDATE: Attorneys for Kristiana Coignard's family filed the federal lawsuit in the Marshall Division of the Eastern Texas District Tuesday ...  family is seeking $10 million in the suit, claiming that officers used excessive force and that Coignard’s civil rights were violated. The lawsuit cites the Fourth Amendment and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act to support its claims.  grand jury viewed surveillance video and heard testimony from Texas Rangers before deciding not to charge the three officers involved, finding that the use of deadly force was authorized under state law. “I just really want them to have proper training, actual physical scenario training” said Elizabeth Coignard, Kristiana’s stepmother. “And I'd like it to be required before they even graduate from the police department.”

She Was Crying Out for Help,' Say Parents of Teenage Girl ...  People Feb 11, 2015 - "Our daughter needed help, not violence," Elizabeth Coignard tells PEOPLE about her daughter Kristiana, who was shot and killed by police. 

Was Kristiana Coignard unlawfully killed? Questions swirl ...www.theguardian.com [liberal anti-war UK] The Guardian Feb 9, 2015 - Coignard was killed on the night of 22 January about 10 minutes after she arrived in the lobby of the police department in Longview, two hours’ drive east of Dallas, and used a phone to summon an officer.  Police said that Coignard had “I have a gun” written on her hand and ...Coignard’s San Antonio-based parents have hired an attorney and held a press conference on Monday, saying they want to see some form of “justice” done in the wake of her death. one officer appears to have subdued Coignard but then releases her. Two other officers arrive, weapons are drawn and she is shot five times by two officers after rushing at one of them with what police said was a butcher knife. An officer who had been on the scene for less than 10 seconds fired twice. Police said that Coignard had “I have a gun” written on her hand and that an attempt to Taser her had no effect. In 2014, he said, the unit came into contact with 7,500 mentally ill people.

Police shoot and kill [white] teen girl Kristiana Coignard attacking cops with knife in police station in after [mental illness attack] Longview, Texas police World Socialist Web Site [anti-police/ US/imperialist] Jan 30, 2015 - Police in Longview, Texas released footage Wednesday of officers killing a 17-year-old girl in the lobby of a police station on January 22. Officers Glenn Derr and Grace Bagley shot and killed 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard last Thursday, after officer Gene Duffie fired a taser at her... video **contradicts** aspects of the police story, showing the **brutal** methods ...struggle ensues, firearm drawn gainst the back of Coignard’s head...slams her to the ground face-first, seemingly unprovoked.. innocent victim appears to charge at Derr, responds by shooting, then Bagley entereds fires, claims tazer failed to stop her, .. ample opportunity to defuse the situation entirely by handcuffing...  family: she suffered from **depression and bipolar disorder** **hospitalized** twice aunt told Think Progress [of bizarre attack on cops] “I think it was a cry for help.'

Kristiana Coignard: Video Of Killing Shows Cops Had Teen ...inquisitr  Jan 29, 2015 - Surveillance video of the police killing of mentally ill teenager Kristiana Coignard raises serious questions as to why officers shot and killed her  

reported Sunday by the Inquisitr, the 17-year-old allegedly “came at” approximately three police officers with an unspecified weapon — the city’s mayor said the weapon was a knife, though police offered no confirmation... died in hospital Coingard had been battling severe mental illness since her mother passed away when Kristiana was only 4-years-old.... clinical depression and bi-polar disorder. two previous suicide attempts, both of which led to hospitalizations... hanging...drank cleaning fluid, intended for scrubbing toilet bowls. recently been placed on medication, and regularly saw a psychotherapist. Her aunt said that Kristiana, despite her mental illness, had no criminal record and no history of violence directed at anyone other than herself. [to explain sudden terrorist syndrome] study found that mentally ill subjects account for about 10 percent of all calls to police, but many states require no training at all for officers in how to deal with people suffering from mental disorders. 

Surveillance Video Raises Questions About 17-Year-Old ...
thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/.../kristiana-coignard-video...
ThinkProgressJan 28, 2015 - The Longview Police released surveillance footage capturing the final moments of Kristiana Coignard's life. The 17-year-old was fatally shot by ...

 17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead By Three Cops At Texas Police Station JAN 26, 2015 Think Progress Police say the girl was “brandishing a weapon” before she was shot four times. Officers in Longview were involved in two fatal shootings in 2014, including one involving a 15-year-old. In both instances, the officers were cleared by a grand jury.

Teen Girl Fatally Shot by Cops at Texas Police Station - Hit ... Reason [Libertarian] Jan 26, 2015 - Troubled Texas teen Kristiana Coignard brought a knife to the LongviewPolice Station and wound up shot multiple times by multiple cops as a ...one can't help but wonder why three cops, in the middle of their own lobby, were unable to subdue a knife-wielding teen girl without the use of lethal force.






'She Was Crying Out for Help,' Say Parents of Teenage Girl ...
www.people.com/.../parents-kristiana-coignard-speak-out-fatally-sho...
PeopleFeb 11, 2015 - "Our daughter needed help, not violence," Elizabeth Coignard tells PEOPLE about her daughter Kristiana, who was shot and killed by police.


VIDEO: Texas cops fatally shoot teen girl armed with knife ...
www.nydailynews.com/.../video-longview-cops-shoot-dead-t...
Daily NewsJan 29, 2015 - Video from the lobby of a Texas police station shows officers shoot dead Kristina Coignard, 17.


related but apparently unconnected cases: In 2014, Longview police shot and killed 15-year-old Justin Michael Aguilar and 23-year-old Regan Marshall Wagner in separate incidents. In both cases, the officers were cleared by a Gregg County grand jury.