University of the Incarnate Word Chancellor Denise Doyle responded late Wednesday to the lawsuit filed against the university by the family of student Cameron Redus, who was shot dead by a university police officer in an off campus incident in December, 1200 WOAI news reports.
"We welcome the opportunity that the lawsuit will provide to demonstrate the efforts that we make to protect and educate our students," Doyle said in a statement.
Redus was shot to death by UIW Police Officer Christopher Carter in the parking lot of Redus' apartment after Carter had pulled him over for driving erratically on Broadway.. An autopsy showed the unarmed 23 year old five times, including once in the back and once when Redus appeared to be on his knees.. Carter is also named in the lawsuit, and he could not be reached for comment.
"By the time the lawsuit is heard in court, the investigations that have been conducted by the Alamo Heights Police Department and the Texas Rangers will have been made public," Doyle said.
She said Redus is included in the graduating Class of 2014 that will be honored at commencement this month.