№00126

Crystal Ragland

CASE №00126
NAME: Crystal Ragland
COUNTRY: USA
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2021
CASE INFORMATION:

Crystal Ragland, 32, was shot and killed by police officers in Huntsville, Alabama.


On May 30, 2019, police responded a call about Ragland waving her gun pointing it at her neighbors. Ragland was dealing with PTSD and schizophrenia and a caller told the police about it.


Police told Ragland refused to follow police commands to keep the gun holstered. The officers believed Ragland had a gun and shot her. However, later, police discovered the 45-caliber handgun was a replica. Ragland, who was seriously injured, later died at the hospital.


In May 2021 Ragland’s sister filed a federal lawsuit against City of Huntsville and two Huntsville police officers involved in the shooting.

СМИ

MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

The lawsuit says the officers shot Ragland “within a minute of officers arriving at the apartment.”

News 19

“Crystal Ragland was a beloved member of her family and a decorated military veteran who received accommodations for her conduct…,” the lawsuit says.

AL.COM

FILES

CASE STATUS:

The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.

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