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Tucson police officer indicted on manslaughter charge

Ryan Remington, who was terminated from the Tucson Police Department earlier this year, is dealing with a manslaughter charge for fatally taking pictures a person at a neighborhood Walmart

TUCSON, Ariz. — Editor’s Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.

A former Tucson officer who allegedly shot and killed a person in a motorized wheelchair final November has been indicted for one rely of manslaughter. 

On November 2021, Richard Lee Richards was allegedly caught shoplifting on the Walmart on the Midvale Park Shopping Center. According to Tucson Police Department, Richards pulled out a knife on an worker whereas fleeing the shop.

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After a short police pursuit, former TPD Officer Ryan Remington shot Richards 9 occasions as he was trying to enter a close-by Lowe’s.

According to TPD, Chief Chad Kasmar formally terminated Remington from his position on the division following an inside administrative investigation in January. Remington had labored for the division since January 2017.

On December 2021, the Pima County Attorney’s Office launched its findings after reviewing the bodycam footage and different proof obtained in reference to the incident.

“The video is jarring. And, the video represents but a fraction of the evidence we must evaluate to determine if criminal charges are warranted in this incident. Charging decisions, especially involving incidents in which a loss of life has occurred, are not made in this Office based on emotion,” Pima County Attorney Laura Conover stated on Dec. 10, 2021. “They are based on a deliberative review of all the facts and all the evidence at hand. It is our obligation, my obligation, to get these decisions right, not rushed, while strictly ensuring the rights of the accused as embodied in our Constitution and laws.”

Pima County Attorney Laura Conover is anticipated to carry a information convention at 3 p.m. Thursday relating to the taking pictures.

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