№00244

Dillon Taylor

CASE №00244
NAME: Dillon Taylor
COUNTRY: USA
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2022
CASE INFORMATION:

Dillon Taylor, 20, was shot and killed by police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In August 2014 police were responding a call about an armed man who was later identified as Taylor. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Taylor and his cousin. One of the officers drew his arm and told them to put up their hands.

According to police, Taylor walked away, turned back and pulled his hands from a waistband. The officer shot and killed him. The officer said he thought Taylor had a gun. Taylor died at a hospital of his injures.

Taylor’s aunt sued the city and the police department, accusing them of using excessive force. In 2019, federal judge dismissed her wrongful death lawsuit, and in October 2021, an appeals court sided with the federal judge who dismissed the lawsuit.

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MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

“Dillon had a phone, a Snickers bar, and a nickel in his pocket — not a gun,” Senior Circuit Judge Carlos F. Lucero wrote. “Officer Cruz had no basis to believe otherwise.”
The Sault Lake Tribune

 

“I feel like we go three steps forward and two steps back a lot of times,” said “Mama Gina” Thayne, Taylor’s aunt.
The Sault Lake Tribune

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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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