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$2 Million Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Medford P.D.
The family of Elias Ruiz, 18, who was shot and killed by a Medford Police Officer in January of 2012, is suing the City of Medford for $2 million according to a wrongful death complaint filed November 27th in Jackson County Court.

The complaint alleges Ruiz suffered an emotional breakdown before he was shot on his front porch while brandishing a butcher knife and wearing a bullet proof vest.

In February of 2012 a Jackson County Grand Jury ruled police were justified using deadly force after Ruiz charged from his home waving the knife at two officers who were standing near the door.
Posted by Chuck Benson