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Man Dies in Bastrop County After Interaction with Law Enforcement Officers

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The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department filed a custodial death report with the Attorney General of Texas regarding the death of Lorenzo Juarez, Jr.  Mr. Juarez was only 47 years of age at the time of his death.  Information in this post is obtained from that report, and we make no allegation of any wrongdoing by anyone.  We are instead simply providing information.

On August 25, 2018, deputies responded to a report of a man standing in a roadway with a sword swinging it at passing cars and running down the road.  A deputy arrived on scene and saw Mr. Juarez with what was later determined to be a metal pipe.  Mr. Juarez began walking toward the deputy with a pipe in his hand, and the deputy commanded Mr. Juarez to drop the pipe.  Mr. Juarez dropped the pipe and the deputy detained Mr. Juarez.  Mr. Juarez resisted, and then another officer arrived on scene.  The two officers had difficulty handcuffing Mr. Juarez and called for additional units.  Mr. Juarez was ultimately handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol car.  Mr. Juarez then began to hit his head on the windows and kick the door and windows of the patrol vehicle.  Deputies opened the back door of the patrol car, and Mr. Juarez threw himself out of the car.  Deputies restrained him on the ground and then rolled him to his side.  EMS personnel arrived at the scene, and medicated him to calm him down.  A few minutes later, Mr. Juarez passed away.  The report ends with the sentence, “Criminal charges were undetermined at the time pending a medical evaluation.”

Written By: author image Dean Malone
author image Dean Malone
Dean Malone is the founder of Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C., a jail neglect civil rights law firm. Mr. Malone earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA, and from Baylor University School of Law with a general civil litigation concentration. Mr. Malone served in several staff positions for the Baylor Law Review, including executive editor. Mr. Malone is an experienced trial lawyer, trying a number of cases to jury verdict and also handling arbitrations through final hearing. He heads the jail neglect section of his law firm, in which lawyers litigate cases involving serious injury and death resulting from jail neglect and abuse. Lawyers frequently refer cases to Mr. Malone due to his focus on this very complicated civil rights practice area.