Kevin Frey Died In Stanislaus Police Shooting At Private Property on East Monte Vista Avenue

STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (May 18, 2024) – A 44-year-old suspect identified as Kevin Frey has tragically died in a Stanislaus County police shooting at a home along East Monte Vista Avenue.

pexels-kindel-media-7715238Stanislaus County officials are saying that the incident took place around 4:11 p.m. on Friday. The police said that they got a report about a suspicious person trespassing on private property while holding a knife.

When police arrived on the scene, they encountered Kevin Frey. The deputy talked with the suspect as he followed him down North Quincy Road.

Authorities said that the suspect sat down under a tree and dug through his bag. The suspect allegedly charged officers before he was shot.

Kevin Frey was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

 

Liability For Stanislaus County Police Shootings

California has one of the highest instances of police shootings in the United States. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, “More than four in ten people treated for non-fatal gunshot wounds from a police encounter were diagnosed with a mental health condition, an alcohol- or substance-related disorder, or both.” Police departments should take a number of measures in order to avoid harming suspects.

  • Police officers should be trained to recognize when a suspect is going through a mental health crisis.
  • Police officers should have less lethal options, such as tasers.
  • Police officers should typically wait for backup in high-risk situations.

Depending on the facts of any case, a police department could be liable if their officers kill a suspect. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 1983, every person who, under the color of any statute, law or ordinance, causes a citizen of the United States to be deprived of their rights secured by the constitution, shall be liable to the injured party in an action at law. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any police shooting.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Body camera footage from all officers involved should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

Many police shootings are completely preventable. They tend to involve officers who are either unwilling or unable to de-escalate encounters. Sadly, though, police departments will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility if one of their officers kills a suspect. A civil rights attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

 

Investigating Stanislaus County Police Shootings

We at the Sehat Law Firm were deeply concerned to hear about the fatal police shooting of Kevin Frey. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. The number of fatal police shootings across California in recent months remains deeply concerning.

Do you need more information about a Stanislaus police shooting? Our team of civil rights attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that victims of police brutality are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any incident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.

 

 

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