Family of slain college student speaks out about lawsuit against UIW, officer

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A lawsuit filed by the Redus family against the University of Incarnate Word and Cpl. Christopher Carter claims both are responsible for the wrongful death of UIW student Cameron Redus in December. The lawsuit also claims the university acted with gross negligence and Carter acted with negligence.

Read the lawsuit in full here. 

Cameron Redus, 23, was shot five times at close range by UIW Corporal Christopher Carter, following a traffic stop a few blocks north of campus December 6. Cameron Redus died at the scene.

When asked why the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit Cameron’s mother, Valerie said:

“Because it’s been five months yesterday, yesterday was the 6th. We’ve been trying to meet with them and come to an agreement and its like it hasn’t worked out.”

Carter told investigators Cameron Redus became combative after pulling over and he was forced to shoot him five times at close range following a six-minute physical confrontation.

The lawsuit details the fact that neither Carter nor Cameron Redus were on the UIW campus at any time during the events leading  to Cameron’s death. The lawsuit also states that the events were not consistent with the duties Carter was assigned by UIW.

“In any job, whether it’s a teacher or a banker, or a police officer, there is going to be some bad apples in the bunch, okay. I think in any job there should always be an accountability,” Valerie Redus said. 

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