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Dec. 30, 2010 — Oakland Park

At about 5:20 p.m., Kelly Garrick's mother called 911 to ask for help with her daughter, 41, who was armed and suicidal.

Broward County sent in a SWAT team, including an armored vehicle. The former Broward detention deputy barricaded herself in her mother's house, firing out the window at deputies.

After a 3 1/2-hour standoff, authorities said, Garrick came out of the front door and raised her handgun toward two deputies. Read more

Deputy Richard Saito fired his rifle four times, hitting the Baretta in Garrick's hand and striking her in the leg.

In her subsequent civil suit, she said that she was shot while still inside her house.

The initial officers' report said that her gun and some casings and projectiles were found inside the home. Garrick lost two fingers and part of her left leg from the injuries.

She was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Garrick's sisters said that she was a danger because of her addiction to pain medication prescribed after she was injured by an inmate.

She was facing felony charges related to prescription drugs.

The federal civil case was dismissed in April 2015.

This was the 110th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Pembroke Pines .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

9 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Saito was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Evidence in this case, and accounts given by officers and witnesses, included conflicting details. That was true for 27 other cases.
  3. Garrick was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  4. Garrick was shot after friends, family, or others called the police to ask for help in getting Garrick emergency mental health services. That’s a factor in 6 percent of cases.
  5. Garrick fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  6. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  7. Garrick was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  8. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Garrick's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.
  9. Garrick showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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