It was reported on the morning of December 14, 2009 that Neil was killed by the police for "violently ramming" his small truck & trailer into their patrol cars. It is not true and he was OUTSIDE his truck when he was shot multiple times to death while unarmed.
Nearly everything that has been reported in the media about the circumstances of Neil's death and what type of person he was has been absolute lies. The true story has been hidden and blacked out from the public, along with many other cases, it appears because out of some sort of retribution from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The government has lied to our lawyers, violated Florida Sunshine state law, illegally withheld evidence, and has tried to stall the legal process. The State Attorney's prosecution meeting with our family was a complete joke and the "Sheriff Review" panel held on June 8th was a staged publicity stunt.
We were repeatedly told not to hold protests, not talk to the press, and do not talk to anyone.
Neil was the SECOND person Sergeant Jim T. Carey shot to death unarmed & in handcuffs. We've learned Carey has been on steroids, he and several other JSO officers were seen at parties consuming them and acting crazy. Carey and other cops have harassing people in our neighborhood after Neil's death.
Another illegal murder and cover up happened at the Wendy's police shooting on Baymeadows Rd. on March 26th, 2010 when they fired a wave of 42 bullets killing a bank robber with his hands in the air surrendering, nearly killing an innocent women and her 2yr old boy at the same time. In which State Attorney Angela Corey had also stepped in and concealed the truth, and many others since.
The legal system is so corruptly rigged that a victim's family has no right no press criminal charges and if we tried to sue the officers individually we will not be able to collect anything, giving them immunity in Criminal and Civil courts.
We will expose the TRUTH!
The Southerland family and friends.