This lawsuit also has the potential to shed some light on the fatal beatdown of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas by 12-15 anonymous Border Patrol thugs. If there is any overlap between the thugs involved in the two incidents, then discovery quite likely will extract some meaningful information about the killing of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas.
San Diego Union Tribune: Lawyer vows suit for woman shot by border agent (Oct 7 2012)
The lawyer for the family of Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin Alvarado said Sunday night he would be filing a wrongful-death lawsuit in response to her fatal run-in with Border Patrol agents on Sept. 28. Eugene Iredale addressed the media outside the memorial service in Chula Vista for Alvarado, 32, a wife and mother of five … Iredale is doing is own investigation, which he said raised serious questions about the conduct of the officer involved in the shooting. He said he intended to release the agent’s name at “the appropriate point.” “It is true that (Alvarado) was not a perfect human being. She was a person with faults,” Iredale said. “But there is another side and that is the side of the background and the past” of the agent.
San Diego Union Tribune: Wrongful Death Suit Will Be Filed In Woman’s Shooting (Oct 8 2012)
[Eugene] Iredale said Alvarado was shot nine times and that the fatal shots were not from the hood of the car but as an agent “marched forward shooting time and time again into the body of an unarmed woman.” “All I know is that a woman is dead, and the more we look at this, the more it seems that it was not necessary for her to be dead,” he said. Iredale is doing his own investigation, which he said raised serious questions about the conduct of the officer involved in the shooting. He said he intended to release the agent’s name at “the appropriate point.”
Previously blogged here:
- Is Justin Tackett the Border Patrol Thug Who Gunned Down Valeria Monique Alvarado (aka Valeria Munique Tachiquin)? (Oct 6 2012)
- Undercover Border Patrol Thugs Terrorize California Neighborhood, Killing Female Motorist Valeria Monique Alvarado (aka Valeria Munique Tachiquin) Mother of Five (Sept 30 2012)