Family of Fernando Rodríguez, who was shot dead by police, will receive $ 3 million

The family of the young Fernando Rodríguez, who died in an incident with the police, agreed to the financial compensation. The lawyer rep...

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  • The family of the young Fernando Rodríguez, who died in an incident with the police, agreed to the financial compensation.
  • The lawyer representing Fernando Rodríguez’s family said the settlement was for $ 3 million.
  • Fernando Rodríguez died after police officers shot him several times with their electric pistols.

The family of Fernando Rodríguez, who died in an incident with the police in Georgia, agreed to an economic compensation of 3 million dollars, said the lawyer who is handling the case.

The Efe news agency reported on Monday that the family of the young man who died after police officers shot him more than 15 times with their electric pistols reached an agreement with the authorities of the town of Georgia, where the event occurred two years ago, and will receive a compensation of 3 million dollars,

Fernando Rodríguez’s family agreed to pay $ 3 million

Fernando Rodríguez's family

Quoting the attorney Page Pate, from the law firm Pate, Johnson & Church, the aforementioned information agency indicated that the relatives of Fernando Rodríguez, 24 years old and of Mexican origin, agreed to accept an out-of-court settlement to the lawsuit they filed against the city of Hampton, south of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

“There is no excuse for the way they treated him,” said the lawyer, who added that the agreement “resolves the case presented by our firm on behalf of Mr. Rodríguez’s family against the city and its officers.”

Fernando Rodríguez was shot more than 15 times and his family has another fight

Fernando Rodríguez's family
Screenshot of the video published by the lawyer Page Pate on his website

However, Efe detailed, the family of Fernando Rodríguez has another lawsuit against Henry County, where Hampton is located, and officers Robert Butera and Quinton Phillips, who were involved in the tragic incident.

According to the Efe report, Fernando Rodríguez was shot more than 15 times with the “taser” (electric gun) and then the agents “suffocated him to death by sitting on him,” explained lawyer Pate, who in May In the past, he released a dramatic half-hour video recorded by police officers’ cameras during that deadly incident in September 2019.

It was “homicide by suffocation”: Fernando Rodríguez’s family will receive compensation

Fernando Rodríguez's family
Screenshot of the video published by the lawyer Page Pate on his website

Citing lawyer Page Pate, the aforementioned news agency also noted that the state medical examiner determined that the cause of death of the young Fernando Rodríguez was “homicide by asphyxiation.”

According to Pate’s statement, the victim posed no threat to the officers, or anyone else, as he was unarmed, naked, and in need of medical attention. However, he emphasized, the policemen used excessive force and violated his constitutional rights when they continued to deploy their “taser” weapons.

They kept shooting him, even though he was already on the ground (click on the image to see the video)

Fernando Rodríguez's family
Screenshot of the video published by the lawyer Page Pate on his website

Efe reported that in the police video you can see how Fernando Rodríguez was walking naked in the middle of the street when the agents asked him to stop. When he did not obey the instructions, the policemen shot him with their stun guns.

On the spot, the young Fernando Rodríguez fell to the ground and began to scream and cry, while the officers continued to apply electric shocks to him, which eventually led to the tragic outcome.

The diseases that the victim ended up suffering

Fernando Rodríguez's family

After the incident, Efe mentioned, Fernando Rodríguez was hospitalized after suffering from respiratory and kidney failure, in addition to presenting a brain injury, among other medical problems for which he ended up dying days later.

The Henry County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia opened an investigation into the events, Efe said, publishing on Monday the financial compensation that Fernando Rodríguez’s family will receive.

Juan Miranda Jara was arrested after a 12-year-old girl arrived at the hospital with 9 months of pregnancy

Juan Miranda Jara

A man identified as Juan Miranda Jara ended up in prison after a 12-year-old girl arrived 9 months pregnant at a hospital where she was waiting to give birth, police authorities reported.

Juan Miranda Jara, 24, is being accused of rape in the first degree after investigators found that he had made the 12-year-old pregnant, they reported News 4 San Antonio, Fox 17 Y People.

They captured Juan Miranda Jara

Chronic Latino rape girl
Reference photo: Shutterstock

The defendant Juan Miranda Jara arrived at Hillcrest Hospital, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 14 with the minor already in labor. Doctors immediately called police and arrested the man, said Fox 23, who also posted a photo of the couple taken from his Facebook at what is presumed to be the baby shower.

“They entered like any other couple, excited to welcome their newborn son,” Tulsa police officer Danny Bean told Fox 23, quoted by News 4 San Antonio in his report on the dramatic case of sexual abuse. .

Community “shocked” by the crime of Juan Miranda Jara

Juan Miranda Jara

The aforementioned media said that the authorities did not offer further details about the relationship between Juan Miranda Jara and the 12-year-old pregnant woman, but they assured that the investigation is being maintained.

“We know there are a lot of people in the community who are shocked by this, disgusted, upset, they have questions, a whole range of emotions,” Bean said, according to the News 4 San Antonio report last Friday. “But over time, we will be able to give the community the answers it wants. We just don’t have all the answers right now to give you, and we don’t want to compromise the research that is still going on and is actually just beginning right now. ”

Juan Miranda Jara admitted that he was the biological father

Juan Miranda Jara

Quoting the Tulsa Police Department, People He also noted that Juan Miranda Jara was arrested and charged with rape in the first degree after he allegedly impregnated a 12-year-old girl.

After police arrived at the hospital, the suspect allegedly admitted to investigators that he was the biological father of the baby the 12-year-old was about to have.

He confessed the “relationship” with the minor

Juan Miranda Jara
Screenshot from video posted by Fox 23

According to the People report, which cited a release Press reports, the now defendant also confessed to officers that he had been “in a relationship” with the pregnant girl since October. However, explained the aforementioned media, the age of consent in Oklahoma is obtained from 16 years.

In accordance with Fox 23, investigators believe that Juan Miranda Jara expected to go home with the girl and the newborn baby from the hospital as if he had not done anything illegal. Although the relationship between the two is unclear, Bean said police “do not believe this is incest at this time.” For more details read this note.

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