In September 2020, police officers from Calhoun County, Michigan, killed 22-year-old Andrew Blowers. The officers opened fire on the man’s car after he directed it in the direction of the police.
According to the police department, they noticed how the 22-year-old Blowers exceeded the speed limit while driving through a residential area. Officers suspected that the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as his car pulled over several times. Police say that Blowers drove through a stop sign several times, after which the officers initiated a chase, the speed of which reached 150 kilometers per hour. After some time, the man lost control of the car and drove into a ditch. The officer stopped his patrol car in front of Blowers, while other officers approached the car, ordering him to get out of the car. At this time, the man was trying to get out of the ravine, and when he succeeded, one of the employees got scared and shot Blowers about 16 times in the back. The man died on the spot.
Later, an autopsy showed that the man was in a state of alcoholic intoxication. In May 2021, the man’s family filed a lawsuit against local law enforcement agencies, accusing them of using excessive force.
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