Pine Bluff Police Sued for Shooting Death of 107-Year-Old Monroe Isadore
Pine Bluff Police Sued for Shooting Death of 107-Year-Old Monroe Isadore

Two Pine Bluff police officers have been sued for violating the civil rights of 107-year-old Monroe Isadore, who was shot to death last year during a SWAT standoff at his home.

Here’s more from Raw Story:

Officers were called Sept. 7, 2013, to the Pine Bluff home of Monroe Isadore, who had allegedly pointed a gun at two people inside.

Police said Isadore fired a gun through a bedroom door after they approached him, and he fired again after SWAT officers slipped gas into the room.

An officer who knew Isadore had hearing difficulties attempted to negotiate with the older man, who fired two more gunshots after SWAT officers threw a gas canister into the room.

SWAT officers were ordered to storm the bedroom before Isadore could reload, and police threw a flash grenade into the room.

Officer Brad Vilches shot and killed Isadore with his rifle.

An autopsy showed he had been shot seven times.

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses Vilches and Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks of violating Isadore’s civil rights.

The suit seeks damages for pain, suffering, and mental anguish, medical and funeral expenses, in addition to punitive damages and attorney fees and costs.

The lawsuit accuses Hubanks for ordering the SWAT team raid and for his alleged  failure to train Vilches and the other officers involved.