Joshua Lee LaPlace, 30, was shot and killed by police officers in San Antonio, Texas.
On November 25, 2020, police officers with the San Antonio Police Department responded to a call. They say they witnessed at the scene a man shooting through the walls of a trailer. SAPD Chief said LaPlace shot at officers and they returned fire that killed him. None of the officers involved in the incident were injured. They were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
An attorney of LaPlace’s family says an autopsy proves LaPlace was unarmed when he was shot 34 times at close range. The report revealed no gunpowder residue on his body. The attorney says furthermore, the bullets broke multiple bones and penetrated LaPlace’s head and chest. The attorney says SAPD has denied giving him information on the incident including body camera footage and supporting documents.
In May 2021 LaPlace’s family has sued city of San Antonio for $45M. the lawsuit alleges LaPlace was unarmed and presented no threat of serious bodily injury or death so there can be not justification for LaPlace’s “execution-style death.”
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