Greg Harrison family lawsuit

Greg Harrison family lawsuit

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Missy

Hillview, KY

#1 Aug 13, 2013
I saw on WBKO this morning that his family is suing because of his death. Why? Mr. Harrison was drunk, called 911, stated that he was going to kill someone, and refused to show his hands to an officer. Now the family wants to sue the BGPD and the officer involved. It's not their fault. Mr. Harrison was mentally challenged and a drunk. The family didn't seem too concerned about his alcoholism. Why didn't they send him to rehab? If he had the mind of an 8 year old, why did he not have guidance from the family? I think they're just trying to get rich instead of taking responsibility for their roles in Mr. Harrison's death.
Absher

United States

#2 Aug 13, 2013
If you or I or anyone else not protected by the badge shot a man because he charged you without showing hands, then we would be convicted of murder. The Greg Harrison death was the biggest injustice ever, lots more than the Tommy Brown shooting.

Cops are suppose to be tougher than the average citizen, Greg Harrison didn't even lay a finger on the cop. I've seen cops before involved in fist fights when they would need to use the gun, but still don't use it. The bottom line is the cop, Keith Casada that killed Greg was a coward, he should have had backup, he should have used the tazer, or he should have been a man and tackled him. For goodness sakes Greg had mental problems, which would lead to erratic behavior.
seriously

United States

#3 Aug 13, 2013
Absher wrote:
If you or I or anyone else not protected by the badge shot a man because he charged you without showing hands, then we would be convicted of murder. The Greg Harrison death was the biggest injustice ever, lots more than the Tommy Brown shooting.

Cops are suppose to be tougher than the average citizen, Greg Harrison didn't even lay a finger on the cop. I've seen cops before involved in fist fights when they would need to use the gun, but still don't use it. The bottom line is the cop, Keith Casada that killed Greg was a coward, he should have had backup, he should have used the tazer, or he should have been a man and tackled him. For goodness sakes Greg had mental problems, which would lead to erratic behavior.
Officer Keith Casada is a damn good officer, and for you to sit there and compare this to the Brandon Bradshaw shooting, you obviously do not know the facts of either of these cases. The Bradshaw/Brown incident was a road rage case between two people who have had dealings with each other before. Officer Casada responded to an incident in which the perpetrator stated that he had a weapon and refused to show the officer his hands. How was the officer suppose to know the Greg Harrison was mentally ill? Keith Casada did what he had to do because he felt that his life and others were in danger. As for waiting for back up...crime doesn't wait for back up so Officer Casada did what he felt he had to do and I do not blame him one bit. Tasers are also not always effective especially when a person is under the influence of unknown substances. Obviously Greg Harrison's family didnt really give two shits about his alcohol problem or mental instability because he was downtown late at night alone and drunk. Why was he not in a rehab or a mental facility? This to me seems as if somebody is just looking for a payday. Move on and get over it because clearly this has nothing to do with a grieving family and more to do with making some quick money off the city.
Mandy

New Albany, IN

#4 Aug 13, 2013
Absher wrote:
If you or I or anyone else not protected by the badge shot a man because he charged you without showing hands, then we would be convicted of murder. The Greg Harrison death was the biggest injustice ever, lots more than the Tommy Brown shooting.
Cops are suppose to be tougher than the average citizen, Greg Harrison didn't even lay a finger on the cop. I've seen cops before involved in fist fights when they would need to use the gun, but still don't use it. The bottom line is the cop, Keith Casada that killed Greg was a coward, he should have had backup, he should have used the tazer, or he should have been a man and tackled him. For goodness sakes Greg had mental problems, which would lead to erratic behavior.
In Kentucky, police officers are supposed to use equal force with equal force. This doesn't sound equal to me. Did the officer know he was mentally challenged at the time of the shooting? If he did, shame on him.
sigh

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 13, 2013
Mandy wrote:
<quoted text>In Kentucky, police officers are supposed to use equal force with equal force. This doesn't sound equal to me. Did the officer know he was mentally challenged at the time of the shooting? If he did, shame on him.
The gentleman alleged claimed to be armed and threatening to kill people. Should the cops roll the dice or handle the threat?
jesus

Russellville, KY

#6 Aug 13, 2013
Kieth casada=George Zimmerman
Lily

United States

#7 Aug 13, 2013
Keith Casada or any officer should not use deadly force unless a weapon was produced, now if Greg Harrison had tackled Casada for the gun, yes Keith Casada would be totally justified, but he murdered a sick man for nothing.

The publics life was not in danger, when you have mentally ill unstable people making threats, you treat it differently than you do other situations. Keith Casada is truly a spineless dispicable coward, my cousin has qualities that Greg Harrison displayed and my heart just breaks for all involved and Casada the twerp gets a promotion and is a hero? If Casada is a hero, then Osama Bin Laden is my God.
...

Princeton, KY

#8 Aug 13, 2013
He should not have used a AR-15?ti shoot Greg if it was a senior officer this would have need happened but seeing how it was a rookie cop not knowing what was going on Greg's family deserves justice.
Rick

Hillview, KY

#9 Aug 13, 2013
Nobody seems to want to address the family's role in this. On other threads, various family members admit that Greg "had the mind of a 8 year old" and that he had a history of drinking heavily. Why didn't the family get him help for his drinking and mental issues I stead of pawning him off on whoever would let him stay the night?
FACTS

Morgantown, KY

#10 Aug 13, 2013
Rick wrote:
Nobody seems to want to address the family's role in this. On other threads, various family members admit that Greg "had the mind of a 8 year old" and that he had a history of drinking heavily. Why didn't the family get him help for his drinking and mental issues I stead of pawning him off on whoever would let him stay the night?
Well you just made a good point. A city cop couldn't out smart a man with the mind of an 8 year old.
opinion

North Ridgeville, OH

#11 Aug 13, 2013
I hope the family reads this. I lived on that side of town years ago. He live on my street and his poor mother that he beat up on a regular basis by him. Nobody cared! I never seen any "FAMILY" around other then her.. You all are sorry! Trying to get money from this tragic event! We Miss him?? You didn't care to be a part of his life for 5 years I lived on that block. Some kinda family! I hope the guilt eats you up! Im not saying the officer was right or wrong. I want there I don't know.. All I know is what I saw.. A absent family that was never around to see about him or his mother,,, that apparently smells a dollar!
Really?!?!

Morgantown, KY

#12 Aug 13, 2013
seriously wrote:
<quoted text>Officer Keith Casada is a damn good officer, and for you to sit there and compare this to the Brandon Bradshaw shooting, you obviously do not know the facts of either of these cases. The Bradshaw/Brown incident was a road rage case between two people who have had dealings with each other before. Officer Casada responded to an incident in which the perpetrator stated that he had a weapon and refused to show the officer his hands. How was the officer suppose to know the Greg Harrison was mentally ill? Keith Casada did what he had to do because he felt that his life and others were in danger. As for waiting for back up...crime doesn't wait for back up so Officer Casada did what he felt he had to do and I do not blame him one bit. Tasers are also not always effective especially when a person is under the influence of unknown substances. Obviously Greg Harrison's family didnt really give two shits about his alcohol problem or mental instability because he was downtown late at night alone and drunk. Why was he not in a rehab or a mental facility? This to me seems as if somebody is just looking for a payday. Move on and get over it because clearly this has nothing to do with a grieving family and more to do with making some quick money off the city.
EXACTLY!!! The officer did what he had to do. His life is in danger EVERY SINGLE DAY. A suspect that won't follow any commands and won't take his hands out of his pockets?!?! That's dangerous. And that officer has to get home safely at night to his own family. What was he supposed to do, wait until he produced a weapon and risk the chance of being shot?!?! I don't think so. This family is just trying to get money. Plain and simple. End of story.
JustPlainBubba

Alliance, OH

#13 Aug 13, 2013
oink oink oink.....bet that piggy is sleeping good tonight, all proud of himself!
Good Grief

Hillview, KY

#14 Aug 13, 2013
opinion wrote:
I hope the family reads this. I lived on that side of town years ago. He live on my street and his poor mother that he beat up on a regular basis by him. Nobody cared! I never seen any "FAMILY" around other then her.. You all are sorry! Trying to get money from this tragic event! We Miss him?? You didn't care to be a part of his life for 5 years I lived on that block. Some kinda family! I hope the guilt eats you up! Im not saying the officer was right or wrong. I want there I don't know.. All I know is what I saw.. A absent family that was never around to see about him or his mother,,, that apparently smells a dollar!
Family wants to get out of the ghetto. Move on up to the east side.
jesus

Russellville, KY

#15 Aug 14, 2013
[QUOTE who="Really?!?!"] <quoted text>EXACTLY!!! The officer did what he had to do. His life is in danger EVERY SINGLE DAY. A suspect that won't follow any commands and won't take his hands out of his pockets?!?! That's dangerous. And that officer has to get home safely at night to his own family. What was he supposed to do, wait until he produced a weapon and risk the chance of being shot?!?! I don't think so. This family is just trying to get money. Plain and simple. End of story.[/QUOTE]
Life on the line?lol the only cop killed on the job in the last 30 years in bg was shot by another cop. I have a hell of a lot better chance of dying today at my job then a bg police officer. This ain't Detroit.
ignoranceis bliss

Chicago, IL

#16 Aug 14, 2013
jesus wrote:
[QUOTE who="Really?!?!"] <quoted text>EXACTLY!!! The officer did what he had to do. His life is in danger EVERY SINGLE DAY. A suspect that won't follow any commands and won't take his hands out of his pockets?!?! That's dangerous. And that officer has to get home safely at night to his own family. What was he supposed to do, wait until he produced a weapon and risk the chance of being shot?!?! I don't think so. This family is just trying to get money. Plain and simple. End of story."

Life on the line?lol the only cop killed on the job in the last 30 years in bg was shot by another cop. I have a hell of a lot better chance of dying today at my job then a bg police officer. This ain't Detroit.
Because you have a guy claiming to have a gun and threatening to kill people standing in front of you so often.

Since one BG officer has been killed in thirty years means that officers should give everyone making threats the benefit of the doubt? What happens when an officer gets shot and killed? Are they supposed to say "hey buddy, you got me. Good job on drawing faster!"

Cops are in more bad situations on a daily basis than most people will be in their lives (yes even in bowling green) and it would appear that they do a pretty good job of handling them.
jesus

Russellville, KY

#17 Aug 14, 2013
ignoranceis bliss wrote:
<quoted text>Because you have a guy claiming to have a gun and threatening to kill people standing in front of you so often.

Since one BG officer has been killed in thirty years means that officers should give everyone making threats the benefit of the doubt? What happens when an officer gets shot and killed? Are they supposed to say "hey buddy, you got me. Good job on drawing faster!"

Cops are in more bad situations on a daily basis than most people will be in their lives (yes even in bowling green) and it would appear that they do a pretty good job of handling them.
Yea it's easy when you just shoot first then learn the guy was mentally handicap. You can have your gun drawn and not shoot til you see a gun. Good thing he's not a guard and school of mentally challenged or this would happen daily. Don't act like they soldiers in Iraq or something. They traffic cops in bg. All they do us write tickets and dui's. they do a very good job there tho.
My best friend

Central City, KY

#18 Aug 14, 2013
He was my best friend for 25 years. He had problems. We all have problems of some sort at least he called for help he never tried to harm me my family or friends he had no weapon he calls for help and the ppl he called on was the one to protect him and this is what happens has anyone got drunk before and lost there temper I guess we all are angels all I know is they killed my best friend and whose life will be next justice needs to prevail in this town Just remember anything done in the dark will be brought into the light. This town needs justice in this case and many more there is a season for everything. Time is of these essence
My best friend

Central City, KY

#19 Aug 14, 2013
By the way he was smarter than what ppl think and if you don't know the family and truth about him than why comment lies you just know what you hear. That man would help anyone the best way he could where are all the caring ppl. Bgpd is not god other measures should have been taken I want justice in his behalf money is not an issue for me I miss my friend
peice of mind

Columbia, KY

#20 Aug 15, 2013
To whom it may concern, How do you know he was a drunk? You did not know him. He was alound to go to BG for one night and was coming home the next morning. He did not drink where he lived with his family, so therefore his family was watching out for him and was concerned about his problem.He could not be admitted to rehab because he would have to admit hiself and also like I said he did not drink where he lived so therefore the problem was under control. The family had no role in his death, some people need to know the signs of someone asking for help. He said no one was helping him and who in their right mind would tell someone to shoot them? Until you have a person like him that you have dealt with you possibly never understand what it was like for him or his family.
Missy wrote:
I saw on WBKO this morning that his family is suing because of his death. Why? Mr. Harrison was drunk, called 911, stated that he was going to kill someone, and refused to show his hands to an officer. Now the family wants to sue the BGPD and the officer involved. It's not their fault. Mr. Harrison was mentally challenged and a drunk. The family didn't seem too concerned about his alcoholism. Why didn't they send him to rehab? If he had the mind of an 8 year old, why did he not have guidance from the family? I think they're just trying to get rich instead of taking responsibility for their roles in Mr. Harrison's death.

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