An officer alleged that Cardenas led him on a car chase, then on a foot chase, and tried to pull out a weapon, at which point the officer shot him to death. Cardenas’ family was awarded $1 million in a civil rights lawsuit, and the officer had mistaken him for a wanted fugitive. The officer shot Cardenas in the back. Cardenas had meth in his system.

ID: 2079

Victms Name: Rodolfo Rudy Cardenas
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Race:

City: San Jose
County: Santa Clara
State: CA
Zip Code: 95112
Country: United States of America

Agency: Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: An officer alleged that Cardenas led him on a car chase, then on a foot chase, and tried to pull out a weapon, at which point the officer shot him to death. Cardenas’ family was awarded $1 million in a civil rights lawsuit, and the officer had mistaken him for a wanted fugitive. The officer shot Cardenas in the back. Cardenas had meth in his system.

Symptoms of mental health: Drug or alcohol use

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