I am so utterly disgusted with the prosecution of this case. If you thought Deputy Peraza was innocent before, wait until you hear about the Motion to Compel Mental Health Records filed by his attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, yesterday. It is public record and you can read it for yourself from the Clerk’s website, just like I did.
According to the motion, Jermaine McBean, the man who unfortunately lost his life in this incident, was suffering from a major mental health breakdown on the day of the shooting. In fact, family members told the New York Times and NBC News that McBean had a history for mental illness and was hospitalized a few days before the shooting because he stopped taking his medication.
The motion also describes McBean’s mental breakdown at work SIX DAYS before the shooting. During this work event, paramedics were called out and McBean was taken to the hospital for emergency psychiatric treatment.