Bexar County, deputies sued in fatal shooting of Texas man

AP News
Posted: Sep 16, 2015 7:17 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against Bexar County, its sheriff's office and two deputies who fatally shot a man who appeared in a video of the incident to have his hands raised.

The San Antonio Express-News ( ) reports the family of 41-year-old Gilbert Flores filed the lawsuit Monday. The lawsuit claims Flores' civil rights were violated.

One video shows him with his arms raised before the deputies opened fire. Investigators say a second video shows Flores holding a knife.

The sheriff's office has declined to release the second video. The lawsuit wants a court order directing the sheriff's office to keep it in its original form.

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The lawsuit seeks damages, including funeral expenses for Flores.

The county and sheriff's officials told the newspaper they do not comment on pending litigation.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News,