Lee County (FL) Deputy Scott Hill Sued. Caught on Camera Attacking 14 yr old Latino Girl, Pulls Gun Out in front of Children
A Fort Myers family accused two Lee County deputies of using excessive force. One even pulled out his weapon in front of several small children. And it’s all caught on camera.
Ada Matias breaks down each time she watches the video showing Lee County Deputy Scott Hill pointing his weapon at her family and arresting her teenage daughter.
It happened when Matias was having a party at her home in East Fort Myers. Cameras were rolling to record their good time when a horrible event turned the family party into a family tragedy — the police showed up.
Lee County Community Policing
Deputy Scott Hill was on patrol when he noticed four Hispanic males drinking beer next to Ada’s home under the “No Loitering” sign on the side of this convenience store.
And before his shift ended he would arrest Ada, her husband, and their 14-year-old daughter
Reports show Hill then arrested the four men for having open containers, one of them was Ada’s husband. That’s when Ada walked outside to find out why he was being arrested.
According to police reports, the Deputy says there were: “30-35 people in the yard…..Ada Matias confronted me and started yelling in Spanish….it was obvious that Matias was trying to incite a riot among the gathering people and refusing my lawful commands to leave the area.”
Jeez, Scott, come on, the only people who believe that are cops and police apologists. Scott, if you really want to know what happened watch the video you are starring in. And remember this – videos do not lie, police officers do!
Deputy Scott Hill then called for backup and Deputy Kenneth Sherman himself showed up. God protect us all It’s Wyatt Earp himself!
With Sherman on the scene, things heated up fast. Deputy Kenneth Sherman is a Do-er and not a talker. De-escalate is not in his vocabulary.
The video shows Ada’s 10-year-old daughter going to the cruiser to see her father. Deputy Sherman grabs her arm and pulls her away. When the girl runs back again the deputy hill pulls out a weapon in front of small children and threatens them with it.
Deputy Scott Hil then approaches Ada’s 14-year old daughter with a pair of handcuffs. As he grabs her wrists the girl takes a swing at Deputy Hill. And then Deputy Sherman, Mr. Wyatt Earp himself, takes her to the ground and places her under arrest.
Two small children try to approach their sister but are pushed away. In Deputy Hill’s report he writes, the 14-year old girl, “Raised her fists and struck him in the arm and chest multiple times before she was restrained by Deputy Sherman.”
Just Not True
But that’s not what the video shows. You can clearly see the girl taking one swing at Deputy Hill and she misses. Yoo, Scott, again, if you need help in getting the facts straight watch the video. The entire incident is there for everyone, including you, to see.
The teen was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Miami attorney John De Leon is fighting to get those charges dismissed.
John De Leon: “It just seems completely way out of bounds to point the gun at children while they’re investigating a misdemeanor drinking in public. This is what leads to people tragically getting shot.”
But this is what cops do when they know they will not be punished. When their chief backs up their improprieties and crimes, why should they care what they do?
Lies And Alibis
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was asked about what happened. They say Deputy Hill was pointing his taser, which looks similar to a handgun. They also say Deputy Hill had every right to draw his weapon because he felt Ada Matias was inciting a riot and his life was in danger.
Truthfully, a hamburger can look similar to a handgun too if you squint your eyes a bit.
But this is not the first time Deputy Scott Hill has been accused of using excessive force. On January 7th customers at a Fort Myers gay bar called The Office Pub say Hill and another Deputy charged them in the bar’s parking lot with guns drawn.
Warren Miller: “They were charging at us with their guns drawn and flashlights on us and said get on your knees and we didn’t move to get on our knees right away so then they said (***expletive***) get on your knees or we will shoot you!”
At the time, Deputy Hill was serving a warrant next door at Babe’s Gentlemen’s Club. The deputy claims he heard gunshots coming from the area of The Office Pub. But customers say the sound wasn’t from a gun, it was actually a car door being slammed.
Tasers A Handicapped Man
Reports show Deputies ordered all seven customers to the ground but Robert Ortiz is handicapped and couldn’t comply so Deputy Hill shot him with a taser. Ortiz remembers what he told Hill.
Robert Ortiz: “I can’t put my arms up and I can’t talk cause I’m like this and there’s nothing there (Ortiz points to his tracheotomy). He said get on your knees now” and I said, “I can’t” and he fires his taser at me.”
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the bar customer’s complaints and determined there was no evidence to prove the officers did anything wrong.
So people, like we always say, when you are dealing with the police Record, Record, Record. It is your constitutional right guaranteed by the U.S. Supreme Court, no matter what the cops tell you.
The Sheriff’s Office says no one filed a complaint against the two Deputies so the Sheriff’s Office did not investigate. Ada Matias says charges against her were dropped and now she wants the same for her daughter.
And yoo, Scott, because of this outstanding police work, above and beyond the call of duty, you are now a true American Hero.
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Lee County Sheriff Department: 14750 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA