When 911 Calls Go Wrong in Abnormal Ways

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River Leynes, Reporter

In the world today, there are seemingly endless possibilities as to what could happen when an officer answers a call. While officers protect and serve most of the time, there are times when they can make fatal mistakes.

Officer leaves suspect on train tracks

On September 16, 2022, in Platteville, Colorado, dashcam footage shows an officer making the arrest of 20 year old Yareni Rios-Gonzalez who was left in a patrol car that was struck by an oncoming train. Footage shows officers parking their patrol car on train tracks with the suspect inside. Afterwards, a train makes a collision with said patrol car. The suspect sustained major injuries but is expected to live. The chief of the Platteville County Police Department told the public that the officer responsible has been put on paid administrative leave.

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The suspect was previously involved in a road rage incident and was pulled over by the involved officer. To assist with the arrest, two Fort Lupton officers arrived at the scene who also did not recognize the dangerous situation.

Officer Fatally Shoots Man In Wheelchair

On November 29, 2021, former Arizona police officer Ryan Remington shot and killed Richard Lee Richards in a Walmart parking lot after Richard Lee Richards was accused of shoplifting.¬† Richards was a 61 year old man who is wheelchair bound. Remington stopped and confronted him involving the accusations of him stealing a toolbox from¬† the Walmart and asked for a receipt when Richard allegedly flourished a knife and said, “Here’s your receipt.” The officer then shot the suspect 9 times with hits in the back and side.

Ex-cop who fatally shot man in wheelchair indicted for manslaughter
Richard Lee Richards, suspect shot by former officer Ryan Remington

Ryan Remington was charged with manslaughter after the incident. The officer was officially fired from the department on January 5, 2022.