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Timestamp8/20/14 12:31
Date Searched16-Apr-10
StateFL - Florida
CountySarasota
CityVenice
Agency NameSarasota Sheriff'S Office
Victim NameTyler Spann
Victim's Age20
Victim's GenderMale
RaceWhite
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired2
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unarmed
WeaponUnarmed
SummaryOfficer Verdoni was off duty, did not have dash camera on. Did not bring the proper equipment with him or was wearing appropriate clothing. Chased suspect for blocks, accused suspect of "going for his gun." Eyewitnesses had sketchy descriptions and some changed their story later. Officer had angry confrontations later with protesters. Was exonerated the very next day by Sheriff's office. Kid was branded a "thug" by blog commenters simply because he was underage drunk and pulled a prank. This case has always stunk to high heaven. Venice is mostly a retirement community without many college age kids living here. This was just a stupid prank and the officer raged, hunted him down, and found an excuse to kill him. I really hope this gets opened up and investigated again.
Source Linkhttp://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100417/article/4171047?p=1&tc=pg
Name of Officer or OfficersCarlos Verdoni
County StateSarasota FL - Florida
City StateVenice FL - Florida
Year2010