Mother of man fatally killed by police files court complaint for unredacted body camera footage

Fort Collins Coloradoan: The mother of a man fatally shot by police last year filed a complaint in district court this month asking Colorado State University to release unredacted footage of her son’s shooting.

An attorney filed the civil action for Susan Holmes. Her 19-year-old son, Jeremy, was shot by a Fort Collins police officer and a Colorado State University police officer during a confrontation on July 1, 2017.

Susan Holmes had called 911 to report that Jeremy, who she said was having a psychotic reaction to THC from marijuana, had left the house with a knife and had threatened to kill his brother. She couldn’t reach her other son or his wife by phone and asked for police to be dispatched to where they lived about two miles away and tell them not to answer the door.

A CSU police officer, Katie Aron, responded to the apartment, since it was located on campus, but another CSU officer, Corporal Phil Morris, made contact with Jeremy Holmes nearby between Center Avenue and Whitcomb Street.

Fort Collins Police Services Officer Erin Mast, who was driving to another incident and saw the confrontation, stopped to assist Morris.

Jeremy Holmes, who was armed with a hunting knife, refused to drop the knife after Morris told him more than 40 times to do so, body camera footage from the shooting shows.

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