Tag Archives: Deadly Force

Articles, News Stories and Interviews on use of Deadly force by Police and Criminals

Shooting in Glendale. Was it self defense?

Glendale woman kills alleged armed robber outside a convenience store in the early morning hours of August 1, 2016.  Watch Glendale criminal attorney Russ Richelsoph explain Arizona self defense laws and when the use of deadly force is justified to Fox 10 Phoenix reporter Ty Brennan.

Was Off. Brailsford Justified in Shooting Daniel Shaver?

Watch my 12 News interview on the self-defense and deadly force legal issues in the murder case against former Mesa police officer Phillip Brailsford.

Could Mentally Ill Woman’s Life Have Been Saved?

Michelle-CusseauxI was quoted in an Arizona Republic story this morning, written by D.S. Woodfill about Michelle Cusseaux, the fifty year old mentally ill woman who was shot and killed by Sgt. Percy Dupra of the Phoenix Police Department on August 14, 2014 after she allegedly charged at the officer with a hammer.

Arizona Republic: Phoenix chief asks for outside review of police shooting

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia asked the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to conduct an “independent review” of the shooting to determine if Sgt. Dupra did anything wrong. Continue reading Could Mentally Ill Woman’s Life Have Been Saved?

Police Identify Alleged Shooter, Victim in Deadly Walmart Fight

My appearance on KTVK 3TV Evening News commenting on self defense law in relation to the shooting at Walmart that happened over the weekend.

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Click to see the video on KTVK-3TV.

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Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Arizona Self DefenseThere has been a lot of publicity regarding Stand Your Ground self-defense laws since the unfortunate events in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.  The news media repeatedly cited Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and as a result, these same self-defense laws have come under attack.  Arizona has very similar self-defense laws to Florida.

Unfortunately, the attack on Stand Your Ground, using the Zimmerman case as ammunition, has been mostly based on misinformation about the facts of the case and what Stand Your Ground Laws do and do not allow you to do.

So what are these Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that the news media is making such a fuss about?   Continue reading Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Trayvon Martin Rally in Phoenix One of Many Across U.S.

I was interviewed by Arizona Republic reporter D.S. Woodfill about Arizona’s self-defense laws and how it relates to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws.

Trayvon Martin rally in Phoenix one of many across U.S.

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