Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of Cameron Redus family to allow wrongful death lawsuit
SAN ANTONIO The Texas Supreme Court on Friday handed down a ruling that rejected the University of the Incarnate Words case for immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Cameron Redus. This ruling sends the case back to the state district court, allowing the lawsuit from Redus family to move forward. The Texas Supreme Court stated the private university does not act as an arm of the State in its overall operations." We must never lose sight of the grieving family of Cameron Redus nor the tragedy that precipitated this lawsuit. The University respects and accepts the detailed and thorough opinion of the majority of the Supreme Court of Texas and thanks the Court for its consideration.
After Six Long Years, Its Time to Settle the Cameron Redus Case
Courtesy / Redus FamilySimply put, the university needs to take responsibility for the wrongful conduct of a rogue cop on the university force that led to the off-campus fatal shooting of Redus, an unarmed honors student. Prior to joining the UIW force, Christopher Carter had nine jobs with eight different law enforcement entities from 2004 to 2011, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. To refresh memories about the fatal off-campus shooting on Dec. 6, 2013, Redus, 23, was a UIW honors student one semester away from graduating. The coroner ruled that two of the five shots that would have been fatal did not strike Redus as Carter described. The evidence suggests Carter shot Redus once in the back and again as he stood over him.therivardreport.com