Officer Bron Cruz never should have been given a badge or deadly force. This obvious sociopath and insecure problem cop was a time bomb waiting to explode. Sadly an innocent, unarmed Dillon Taylor would be the unlucky victim. What’s worse is our courts refuse to hold personally accountable and prosecute killer cops.
Everyday when a cop kills, police spread rumors and negative information about the victims. Later to be used to rationalize their actions and murder. Yet we hear nothing about the history or complaints made by the public about the officer in question. It’s all about making you the tax payer shell out huge legal settlements (which much of goes to the court lawyers, judges, DA and staff for salaries) and the defense lawyers, union reps and investigating officers defending the problem officers. Plus the paid leave for the officer who should be in jail looking at life in prison. Why change a system which rewards everyone involved for killing your loved one and in the end handing you the tax payer the bill?
Dillon Taylor was reportedly unarmed when he was shot two times near a 7-Eleven on Aug. 11
Family and friends decried the shooting, saying Mr. Taylor was wearing earbuds and couldn’t hear the officer’s command. On the Facebook page “Justice for Dillon Taylor,” dozens of people criticized the district attorney’s decision.
“I am just sickened by the decision by the DA that this was justified. I saw the video on TV. This is just wrong!” said Cherie Garcia.
Officers responded to calls saying a man was waving a gun at a convenience store in South Salt Lake. The footage shows the police car pulling into the parking lot and stopping in front of Mr. Taylor, his brother and his cousin.
The brother and cousin stopped immediately when approached by police, but Mr. Taylor walked away. Two officers followed Mr. Taylor with guns drawn as one officer shouted, “Get your hands out now!”
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Having been completely failed by the justice system, the family of Dillon Taylor filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Salt Lake, the officer who killed Taylor, Bron Cruz, and several other officers.
The confrontation happened, according to the lawsuit, because, a person who refused to identify herself called 911 making a confused, incoherent, and convoluted report about some kids the caller viewed as maybe suspicious. The caller told the 911 operator that she did not feel threatened and that no one was in danger. The caller later admitted to drinking Vodka earlier that evening.
Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven when they were unlawfully profiled by:
Officer Bron Cruz
Officer Uppsen Downes
officer Andrew Sylelloglou
When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands. Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking.
Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by Cruz. Dillon Taylor never heard the commands nor did he have a chance.
The body cam footage was released in September of last year, however, it stopped just after the shots were fired. Apparently the department did not want you to see what happened after as the full video was not released until June. It shows the disturbing moments before and after this young man was gunned down by police.
“He couldn’t hear them, so he just kept walking. Then … they had guns pointed at his face. That’s when he turned off the music,” Taylor’s brother Jerrail Taylor told the SLC Tribune. “I saw them point guns at my brother’s face, and I knew what was going to happen.”