Bexar County, deputies sued in fatal shooting of man caught on video in South Texas

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A lawsuit has been filed against Bexar County, its sheriff's office and two deputies who fatally shot a man who appeared in a video of the incident to have his hands raised.

The San Antonio Express-News ( ) reports the lawsuit filed Monday claims the deputies who shot and killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores last month violated his civil rights.

A partially obscured video shows Flores raised his arms before the deputies opened fire. Investigators say a second video shows Flores holding a knife.

The lawsuit also asks a judge to order the sheriff's office to keep the second video in its original form. The sheriff's office has declined to release that video.

The lawsuit seeks damages, including funeral expenses for Flores.

The newspaper reports the county and sheriff's officials said they do not comment on pending litigation.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News,