Kyle Hart, 33, was shot and killed on December 10, 2018, by a police officer in Redwood (California, USA).
Officers responded a call from a woman who said that her husband was trying to kill himself. Two officers arrived at the scene and found Kyle Hart with a knife. The two officers attempted to get him to drop the knife but he refused and ran at the officers. One of officers used a Taser stun gun to try to immobilize him but it did not work so the other officer shot him with his firearm, police said.
Hart was transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries. His wife said he was shot by an officer three times within 29 seconds of their arrival in his backyard. She said they did not do anything to deescalate the crises.
Hart’s wife, Kristin Hart, filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Redwood City and members of its police department in April 2021. The lawsuit asks for an unspecified sum of money for damages and accuses the police department of violating Hart’s rights, causing his wrongful death and being negligent.
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