Friday, June 5, 2015

Columbia HS Security Officer Sues Essex County Sheriff's Office in Connection With Son's Death

Above: Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura

Maplewood, New Jersey: Laura Velez, a security officer for U.S. Security Associates who works at Maplewood's Columbia High School, is suing the Essex County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Armando Fontoura in connection with the death of her son. NJ Advance Media reports that narcotics officers from the Essex County Sheriff's Office shot Velez's son, Jose Quinonez, in Newark's North Ward in 2013 after striking him with a car. The report states that officers had attempted to arrest Quinonez, who was walking to Velez's house in Newark.

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