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Jan. 31, 2011 — Tampa

Pedro Quiles was pulled over near 16th Street and Bougainvillea Avenue by Officer William Cain, who was getting ready to give Quiles a ticket for aggressive driving.

Cain called for backup after finding that a different name Quiles provided on a driver's license had an active warrant for a suspended license. A dash-cam video of the interaction showed two officers approaching Quiles, 26, and taking him from his car.

He attempted to run and they began to fight. Quiles and Officer Cain fell to the ground. Read more

Police said the unarmed Quiles tried to grab Cain's gun. Officer Scott Savitt fired, hitting Quiles twice, fatally wounding him in the side and back.

Quiles' family filed a lawsuit in 2012 alleging unnecessary force, claiming Quiles was running away when he was shot.

In 2014, an appeals court ruled against them, granting Savitt qualified immunity.

This was the 13th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

One day earlier, three officers shot one person in Largo .

One day later, four officers shot two people in Miramar .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer approached Quiles after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  2. Quiles was one of 36 people shot in the back by police.
  3. Quiles was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Quiles's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.
  5. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Quiles for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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