Eric Kessler was shot and killed by a Bullitt County deputy on January 30, 2020.
Deputies were responding calls about a vehicle parked in the middle of a road. At the scene they found Kessler sleeping in his car. Deputies tried to make him exit the car. Kessler woke up and tried to drive away. He stroked deputy’s patrol car and nearly stroked deputies.
At that moment deputy Nicholas Hibbs shot him at the back of the pinnacle and the backbone. Kessler died at the scene. The police department did not release the officer’s body camera footage.
In May 2021 Kessler’s family filled a lawsuit which alleges that the shooting was not necessary.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“I think what we definitely need to see is the body camera footage,” said attorney Zack McKee, who represents Kessler’s family. “I think Eric Kessler deserves justice.”
“The car handed me and continued within the path the place I believed Deputy Compton was standing close to his car,” Hibbs wrote in an incident report. “Presently I fired my weapon an unknown quantity of occasions by means of the again windshield of the suspect car in worry of Deputy Compton’s security.”
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