Decision in Redus case postponed

Family of slain UIW student wants case heard in state court

SAN ANTONIO – It is a case that poses what Federal Judge David Ezra called "academic challenges."

Because of that, Ezra postposed making a decision in the Cameron Redus case until next Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Redus, 23, was shot and killed Dec. 6, 2013, by University of the Incarnate Word police Officer Chris Carter during a scuffle that followed a traffic stop. Redus was a student at the university at the time.

His family filed suit against Carter and the university in state district court and is asking that the case be heard in state court.

The university wants the case to remain in federal court. They say that since medical reports indicate that Redus was shot while in the kneeling position, it is a federal civil rights violation case.

Redus' family attorney Brent Perry says that time is among his clients concerns, which is why they're seeking to have the case resolved in state court.

"Things happen a lot more quickly in state court," he said. "Our federal courts in the Western District are overwhelmed."

Cameron Redus' father, Mickey Redus, said that they are trying to be patient as the case works its way through the justice system.

"We've placed this in the hands of God and we continue to believe that He is in charge and that the right thing is going to happen," Redus said.

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