Posted on December 19, 2023

Defense Attorney Invokes ‘Police Brutality’ as Illegal Alien Is Charged with Killing Sgt. Michael Kunovich

John Binder, Breitbart, December 16, 2023

The defense attorney representing an illegal alien accused of causing St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Michael Kunovich’s death, says his client is a victim of “police brutality” as well as racism.

As Breitbart News reported, 18-year-old illegal alien Virjilio Aguilar-Mendez of Guatemala was arrested and charged in May {snip}

{snip} The illegal alien’s defense attorney, Phillip Arroyo, told local media that he hopes to file a civil lawsuit claiming racism and police brutality on Kunovich’s part.

“We believe this is a grave injustice for what seems to be so far an act of police brutality and potential civil rights violations,” Arroyo told News4Jax.

“… Hispanics in general, those who don’t speak English, are victims of police brutality or civil rights violations and sometimes we never hear that story because of the language barrier,” Arroyo said. {snip}

According to police, on May 19, Kunovich lawfully attempted to pat down Aguilar-Mendez while he was sitting outside of a closed business. Aguilar-Mendez, instead of complying, tried to flee {snip}

Eventually, Kunovich was on the ground in a struggle with Aguilar-Mendez who attempted to grab the officer’s taser off his person. {snip}

Following the struggle with Aguilar-Mendez, Kunovich collapsed on the ground. First responders administered lifesaving measures but he was pronounced dead {snip}