Monday, October 19, 2015

Todd Shultz shot 11 times by police outside K-Mart after shoplifting and waving knife


Dec. 29, 2012 Todd Shultz shot 11 times by police  outside K-Mart after shoplifting and waving knife White suspect Todd Shultz was arrested for shoplifting inside a K-Mart, but he resisted arrest going outside. He was on cocaine, and wielding knife and scissors, so officers  hit Shultz with batons and shocked him with a Taser. but he got up and  approached officers who shot him, but still clung to the knife and officers shot him again.  His family is suing the police department and others for $8 million as their lawyer claims York County's district attorney concealed facts about the fatal encounter and called the shooting "shocking and unlawful". This incident was with a white suspect before the Michael Brown controversy of shooting unarmed black suspects in Ferguson.

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  • lawsuit against authorities
  • officer involved shooting
  • police violence 
  • taser deployed, failed
  • white suspect
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  1. Dec. 29, 2012 Todd Shultz wielding knife and scissors after shoplifting shot 11 times by police outside Kmart $8 lawsuit Springettsbury police lawsuit focuses on 11 final shots ... York Daily Record Jan 12, 2015 - Guns drawn, standing outside the Springettsbury Township Kmartthat night, ... Shultz was armed with two knives and scissors. ... The suit also claims Kearney and township police Chief Thomas ... Excessive force: The fatal shots hadbeen fired into Todd Shultz's .... 17, 2014: Estate of Todd W. Shultz et al v. York County, district attorney dismissed from Shultz wrongful ... York Daily Record Sep 8, 2015 - He added that to date, the township had not approached him about settling ... The man, later identified as Shultz, 40, was outside the store with a knife and moving ... Mother of York-area Kmart shooting victim doesn't 'want to see him ... The Schultz attorney also sued Springettsbury Township police in two ... Police identify York man killed by officers at Springettsbury ... Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Jun 12, 2014 - Shultz had just started a new job in the last month, Leslie said. Update, 9:30 a.m.:The Kmart in Springettsbury Township is open today, said ... shootingoutside the Springettsbury Township Kmart as Todd William Shultz, 40, of York. ... The man, later identified as Shultz, was outside the store with a knife and ... Attorney files $8M lawsuit, says police weren't justified in ... yorkdispatch.com Dec 18, 2014 Police confronting Todd Shultz outside Kmart on Haines Road on Dec. 29, 2012. Shultz was wielding a table knife when officers shot and killed him. His family is suing the police department and others for $8 million.  An attorney representing the family of a man fatally shot outside Kmart by Springettsbury Township Police claims York County's district attorney concealed facts about the fatal encounter..Jacob — who called the shooting "shocking and unlawful" — said he filed an $8 million federal civil-rights lawsuit Thursday on behalf of the estate of Todd William Shultz, his mother, Gail Shultz, and his brother, Wayne Shultz Jr. ...killed when he was shot 17 times by Hadfield and Miller outside the 1094 Haines Road Kmart shortly before 7 p.m. Dec. 29, 2012. He was wielding a table knife and scissors at the time, despite repeated orders and pleas from police that he drop the weapons.... arrested inside Kmart for shoplifting jewelry, but he resisted arrest inside, then outside, the store... hit Shultz with batons and shocked him with a Taser in an effort to get Shultz to drop the knife, the report states. Shultz fell to the ground but did not drop the knife...stood up and walked toward the officers, wielding the knife. They yelled over and over, "We don't want to hurt you! ... Please drop it, sir!"...kept advancing.. "He's going towards people!" ...none of those six shots was fatal. Shultz — who had been using cocaine — staggered and turned away from the officers..no longer advancing toward them when they fired the last 11 gunshots, the video shows. Less than two seconds separated the first and second bursts of gunfire. Shultz fell to the ground, apparently dead. .. there are times when it's justifiable for police to shoot someone in the back.