MELBOURNE, FL – May 8, 2018 – On December 1, 2016, Alexzander Houston, at the time a minor, had surrendered to the police after being the passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who foolishly evaded the police. Demonstrating the absolute lack of any sort of moral compass or even a basic sense of decency, Rockledge Police Officer Nicholas Galluzzi decided to shoot Mr. Houston while Mr. Houston was lying facedown in the dirt frozen in fear having surrendered to the police. The bullet entered his shoulder and lodged in his chest. Officer Galluzzi and the other officers on scene then let him suffer without providing aid for an extended period of time. Eventually, Mr. Houston was taken to a hospital and required extensive surgery. The pain, suffering, and trauma continue. To make matters even worse, the former police officer lied to his supervisor claiming that Mr. Houston was reaching for something, implying that Mr. Houston was reaching for a weapon.
Video footage unequivocally proves that Mr. Houston was absolutely frozen for at least six seconds prior to being mercilessly shot. The police having proven either an unwillingness or an inability to police themselves, Mr. Houston and his family have filed a federal lawsuit for this horrific violation of civil liberties.
A press conference will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Ocean Front Hotel located at 3003 NORTH HIGHWAY A1A, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, 32903-213 where Mr. Houston and his attorneys will be making a statement and will be available to answer questions. Copies of the lawsuit will be available as well.
For personal interview requests, please call attorney Solomon M. Radner at 248-372-1749 or his legal assistant Katie Moore at 248-291-9712.
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