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March 4, 2014 — Miami

Federico Osorio's mother reported that her son was behaving erratically and had threatened to harm her and himself with a knife.

When police arrived at the condo, Federico Osorio, 20, was armed with knives and aggressive. Officers tried to use their Tasers but that failed, and they said they felt threatened enough to fire, killing him.

Osorio had a history of incidents with police related to his bipolar disorder, according to his sister. His parents filed a civil suit for negligence against the county. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Gonzalez was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Osorio did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Osorio was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  4. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Osorio's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.
  5. Osorio showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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