Lawsuit challenges Palm Beach County ...

Lawsuit challenges Palm Beach County deputy's deadly force

There are 44 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Lawsuit challenges Palm Beach County deputy's deadly force. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Tears roll down Marie Debrosse's face as she softly speaks of her son Ruben's death last year, shot in the back of the head by a sheriff's deputy after being stopped driving a stolen car.

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Jonas Ridge, NC

#4 Feb 16, 2009
If he did not steal a car, then try to flee, he would not have been shot.

Simple.
Wake up

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Feb 16, 2009
Everybody
ANC

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Feb 16, 2009
Isn't this the kid that stole a car and tried to back over the officer during a traffic stop? F.S.S 760.
USE OF FORCE covers it. Officer justified, sorry.
ANC

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Feb 16, 2009
Why did it take the F out of Florida State State abbrivation?
ANC

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Feb 16, 2009
Guess you can't type the letter "f"
concerned citizen

West Palm Beach, FL

#12 Feb 16, 2009
Funny, the mother never mentioned that her son was a criminal driving a stolen car, or the fact that her son placed the vehicle in reverse backing toward the police officer, who was attempting tp stop her son. I guess if her son killed the police officer, which he may have inadvertantly done by his actions, we would not hear from her. Criminals who flee from the police do not deserve our sympathy, unfortunately neither do their families.
pro

United States

#16 Feb 16, 2009
onvestigation?this coward-and possible racist-murdered a driver.the driver did not attack him-the cop is thug,a coward and a fool...maybe a ho mo too.
confused

United States

#17 Feb 16, 2009
pro wrote:
onvestigation?this coward-and possible racist-murdered a driver.the driver did not attack him-the cop is thug,a coward and a fool...maybe a **** mo too.
what the f are you mumbling about you ignorant shit for brains!
MsKarma

Hollywood, FL

#18 Feb 16, 2009
Badge Of Dishonor wrote:
The only good cop is a dead cop.
For your negative, evil thoughts, you now will have a terrible experience happen to a loved one, have a nice day.
IsmellBS

Hollywood, FL

#19 Feb 16, 2009
Why does the fact that the attorney graduated Harvard mean anything? The attorney had to give that information to the press to what? Make everyone shake in their boots? Sorry but nothing will come of this lawsuit, the agency will defend itself and the deputy and the PBA will also defend the deputy, could it be that the circumstances dictated the use of force in this instances? Could it be possible that this felon caused his own demise? A wrongful death lawsuit is very difficult to win a judgement in and I don't believe one has ever been won against the police, besides, this will be tied up for years and we will never ever hear what happens, this is the big story, one day only!
Just Me

Miami, FL

#20 Feb 16, 2009
We need to start charging parents with their kids crimes, make them criminally liable for everything they do until they are 18.
Sunsentinel does it again

Lake Worth, FL

#21 Feb 16, 2009
Post an article that not just draws the attention of your readers, but infuriates them by way of intentionally omitting the other side of the story...whatever the facts are at this time. Shame on you Susan Spencer-Wendel. You make life harder for everyone.
ForCrapSake

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#22 Feb 16, 2009
Figures - he steals a car, tries to run over a police officer and the family has the gonads to sue the city - why???- because a scum sucking lawyer convinced the family they could collect money.
The Word

Lake Worth, FL

#23 Feb 16, 2009
And the Lord said "Thou shalt not steal thine neighbors automobile lest ye have thine ass shot off by da po-lice".
ForCrapSake

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 Feb 16, 2009
I agree with "just me" - make the parents responsible for what their little monsters do. Maybe they will start paying attention to what their little "angels" are up to.
Jules Winfield

Saint Petersburg, FL

#25 Feb 16, 2009
When will it all end?!
Sue them back

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 Feb 16, 2009
Palm Beach needs to COUNTERSUE for cost of attorney's fees and other court costs associated with this ridiculous lawsuit. FRIVOLOUS!
WTF

Philadelphia, PA

#27 Feb 16, 2009
Contrary to the lawsuit accusations, it appears as though the officer DID have good training. He was a very good shot!
American

AOL

#28 Feb 16, 2009
Sue them back wrote:
Palm Beach needs to COUNTERSUE for cost of attorney's fees and other court costs associated with this ridiculous lawsuit. FRIVOLOUS!
You're tight.
The attorney who takes a case like this one has nothing to lose if the case is found for the defense (county).
OBTW, the reason the mother was not notified is her son carried fake identification.
Whatever

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#29 Feb 16, 2009
pro wrote:
onvestigation?this coward-and possible racist-murdered a driver.the driver did not attack him-the cop is thug,a coward and a fool...maybe a **** mo too.
Learn to type then come back and try again.

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