“On September 14th, 2020 on behalf of our clients, The Estate of Frank Ordonez and Carlos Lara, The Haggard Law Firm filed a lawsuit in Broward County Circuit Court, stemming from the incident on December 15th , 2019, when Mr. Ordonez, a UPS driver, was shot and killed amid the crossfire between the Defendants, six local police departments, and two assailants who took Ordonez hostage following a robbery in Coral Gables. The Defendants’ reckless shooting also lead to serious injuries suffered by Mr. Lara, and killed another innocent civilian, Richard Cutshaw.
We hope the Defendant-Police Departments will release copies of their Body Worn Camera Footage and patrol car radio transmissions. The Ordonez and Lara families – and the public – have the right to know what happened, and how law enforcement reacted on this tragic day.
It is in the best interest of this very emotional case for the Ordonez and Lara families that no further comment beyond this statement is given at this time. As more evidence is released, the families and our attorneys will grant interviews.
What happened that day should never have occurred. “
Adam Finkel and Michael Haggard, The Haggard Law Firm