Ex-Football Player's Son Sues Kern County Sheriff's Dept.
David Turner Shot, Killed By Deputies
4:32 AM, Aug 16, 2011
The son of David Lee Turner is suing the Kern County Sheriff's Department saying that its deputies wrongfully killed his father.According to the criminal complaint, Turner's son is suing the department stating that his father was violently confronted and that the deputies had no probable cause or reasonable suspicion to believe that his father had committed a crime or would commit a future crime.An autopsy was completed on July 11, and the Kern County Coroner said the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wound to the abdomen and the manner was homicide.
Toxicology studies determined the presence of methamphetamine in his system.Turner also had a blood alcohol level of .039.According to the complaint, Turner's son said that his father posed no threat of violence towards the deputies nor did he do anything to justify the force that was used against him.Officials with the sheriff's department stated that Turner struck Deputy Aaron Nadal in the back of the head with a bag that had two 24-ounce beer cans. That is when Deputy Wesley Kraft fired two rounds at Turner, killing him.To read the full criminal complaint, click here.