Officers claim that Britt was holding a baseball bat in a threatening manner during a drug raid. They claim the deputy had no choice but to shoot and kill the young Lakeland man when he did not drop the bat. Official say there’s no indication that Britt actually swung the bat. Witnesses claim that Britt always slept with a bat, and the family asserted that it was excessive force to respond with a shot in the heart. The Polk County Sheriff’s office settled the excessive force lawsuit with the family out of court.

ID: 1207

Victms Name: Jason Michael Britt
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Lakeland
County: Polk
State: FL
Zip Code: 33810
Country: United States of America

Agency: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Officers claim that Britt was holding a baseball bat in a threatening manner during a drug raid. They claim the deputy had no choice but to shoot and kill the young Lakeland man when he did not drop the bat. Official say there’s no indication that Britt actually swung the bat. Witnesses claim that Britt always slept with a bat, and the family asserted that it was excessive force to respond with a shot in the heart. The Polk County Sheriff’s office settled the excessive force lawsuit with the family out of court.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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