Two patrolmen pulled over Stanley Strnad’åÛs car for a traffic violation at East 185th Street in the North Collinwood neighborhood. As the officers approached, Strnad , 26, drove away. Patrolmen Daniel Jopek and Martin Rudin chased Strnad but stopped when he left the city. Strnad later returned and crashed into a car at East 156th and Parkgrove Avenue. Strnad ran, and Jopek chased him, firing five shots, with four hitting Strnad in the back and killing him. Jopek said he feared Strnad was going to pull a weapon from his waistband. Strnad was unarmed. A grand jury declined to indict Jopek, although he was disciplined for improper use of force. The family sued Jopek, but he prevailed in a federal jury trial. Jopek and Rudin also were involved in the fatal shooting of a man in 2002.

ID: 1908

Victms Name: Stanley Strnad
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Cleveland
County: Cuyahoga
State: OH
Zip Code: 44110
Country: United States of America

Agency: Cleveland Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Two patrolmen pulled over Stanley Strnad’åÛs car for a traffic violation at East 185th Street in the North Collinwood neighborhood. As the officers approached, Strnad , 26, drove away. Patrolmen Daniel Jopek and Martin Rudin chased Strnad but stopped when he left the city. Strnad later returned and crashed into a car at East 156th and Parkgrove Avenue. Strnad ran, and Jopek chased him, firing five shots, with four hitting Strnad in the back and killing him. Jopek said he feared Strnad was going to pull a weapon from his waistband. Strnad was unarmed. A grand jury declined to indict Jopek, although he was disciplined for improper use of force. The family sued Jopek, but he prevailed in a federal jury trial. Jopek and Rudin also were involved in the fatal shooting of a man in 2002.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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