Grand jury indicts Colorado sheriff’s deputy in shooting death of man caught on body camera video


Civil Rights Lawsuits Follow Criminal Case in Christian Glass’s Death

Civil Rights Lawsuits Follow Criminal Case in Christian Glass’s Death


A grand jury indicted two Colorado sheriff’s deputies. 22-year-old man dies after being shot after calling 911 For roadside assistance while his mother was going through what he described as a mental health crisis, according to online court records.

The indictment of former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Deputies Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould was returned Wednesday, five months after Christian Glass was murdered by law enforcement. It has become a flashpoint amid nationwide protests calling for police reform focused on mitigating intervention and escalation.

The charges against the two lawmakers include second-degree murder, obstruction of justice and criminal manslaughter, according to court records, but details were not disclosed.

The record did not list an attorney for either agent. A phone message left on a number believed to be Buen’s was not immediately returned. Gould’s phone number could not be found.

“Today’s decision by the grand jury to indict Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould follows months of painstaking investigation by a team of dedicated investigators and the appointment of myself to serve on the grand jury. It is the result of careful consideration by members of our community.” The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

A federal judge issued a warrant to Buen and Gould for $50,000 and $2,500, respectively, according to a press release from Fifth District Attorney Heidi McCollum, who led the grand jury.

Clear Creek County Sheriff’s spokesperson Nicole Lentz said in a statement that both officers were fired following the charges.

An ongoing internal investigation into the sheriff’s office found “policy and procedural failures,” Lentz said, adding that the office’s first news release after the shooting was “an outpouring of what happened that horrible night.” It doesn’t reflect everything,” he added.

Late on June 10, Glass called the police after her car got stuck in an embankment. Body camera video shows Glass refusing to get out of the car, telling police he was “terrified”, and making a heart shape with his hands to the officers.

Body camera footage shows 22-year-old Christian Glass before being shot dead by lawmakers in Silver Plume on June 10, 2022.

Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office

A policeman talked to him and persuaded him to get out of the car. After more than an hour of negotiations, police said Glass was uncooperative, breaking his passenger window and taking a knife out of the car.

Glass told paramedics he had two knives, a hammer and a rubber mallet, CBS Colorado reportHis family’s lawyers say it was because he was an amateur geologist.

Glass offered to throw two knives out the window, but the video shows officers telling him not to.

As the window shattered, Glass seemed to panic and grabbed a second knife. Police then shoot Glass with a beanbag round and shock him with a stun gun. Footage shows the glass twisting in the seat and thrusting a knife at an officer who approached the rear driver’s window. Then another officer opened fire, hitting the glass his six times, according to the autopsy report.

Glass’ parents released a statement Through lawyer Siddhartha Rasod, “Nothing will bring Christian back into the family. Simon and Sally Glass are relieved that proper charges have been filed against some of those responsible for their son’s murder.” But justice for Christian will require everyone involved.Christian’s death is a blemish on every police officer who was there and failed to prevent escalation and unnecessary use of force.”

At a press conference in September, Glass’s mother, Sally Glass, said that Glass’ son suffered from depression, was recently diagnosed with ADHD, “had a mental health episode,” and said the night he was killed “Petrified,” he said.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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