The images went around the world and put the debate on police abuse and the indiscriminate use of firearms by security agents on the table again in the United States. Christian Glas, a 22-year-old youth, was shot by police when he attempted to cooperate with them amid anxiety attacks and threats of suicide.
Due to the scandal and misconduct on the part of the police, the parents of the young New Zealander will receive the highest amount awarded by the police in the history of the United States as compensation: $19 million. This is not the only case, as the murder of a 17-year-old teenager who slept in his car, or of a patient who was suffocated while being transferred to a psychiatric hospital, were also reported.
The 22-year-old was suffering from depression and got lost in his car
The parents of Christian Glass, Sally and Simon Glass, called on rulers to put together an action plan so that no family has to face the ordeal they are going through. Originally from New Zealand, Sally, Simon and Christian moved to the United States in 2010 and Christian are lovers of art and geology.
In fact, on the day of his murder he was coming home from a trip to Utah and had his own geology supplies in his vehicle. The youth was a victim of depression and was taking Ritalin. His parents said the drug gave him a lot of energy and sometimes he would go out in the car to clear his head.
Police shot Christian for no reason
That night, the youth became lost in a dark area of Silver Plume and called 911 at approximately 9:15 p.m. and spoke with police. When the agents arrived, the young man volunteered to get rid of what was inside the vehicle, as he could use it as a weapon against the police. However, undeterred by further danger, the police officers shot the young man seeking help and infuriated the entire nation.