Federal Lawsuit Filed- Young v. Peraza et al., 15- CV-60968-JIC
UNLAWFUL POLICE SHOOTING OF A BLACK MAN GUNNED DOWN FROM BEHIND AND MAJOR COVER- UP, CHARGES LAWSUIT FILED TODAY IN FEDERAL COURT
May 11, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL. – – A 33 year old African American man carrying an unloaded air rifle lying across his shoulders and behind his head while walking to his apartment was shot from behind and killed by a Broward County Sheriff’s deputy on July 31, 2013. A major cover-up of the true facts surrounding the shooting followed, extending all the way up to the Sheriff, a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida charges.
Jermaine McBean, an information technology engineer with a Fort Lauderdale advertising firm, had not pointed the air rifle at anyone, or threatened anyone when he was felled by multiple shots on July 31, 2013, according to a key eyewitness who originally called 911. The eyewitness reported that McBean was simply carrying the unloaded air rifle behind his head with his arms resting across it when the deputy opened fire.
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