Jax Feldmann, 21, wasn’t participating in a protest like many others have been over the killing of George Floyd, rather he was walking to his car after leaving a friend’s house. But like many other innocent people, Feldmann was left injured as a result of police violence.
It was on the evening of May 30th when the incident occurred. Feldmann had been visiting a friend and at around 9:30 p.m., he left the apartment building located at Grant Street and Colfax Avenue and headed to his car, which was parked about a block away on Sherman Street. As he was walking to his vehicle, which happened to be on the first night that Denver was placed under an 8:00 p.m. curfew, Feldmann told The Denver Post that he saw the police come around and a few seconds later, he was blinded.
Feldmann told the source that after he reached up to his eye, he felt blood. His friend called 911 after that and he was transported to Denver Health by medics. Doctors told Feldmann that he needed to have emergency surgery performed in order to save his eye. Without anyone to be there with him as his family was in Iowa, he had to undergo the procedure alone. The next day, Feldmann’s parents were able to catch a flight to be there with their son.
The surgeon who operated on Feldmann informed his mother that “the damage was consistent with a rubber bullet.” He also said that “his eye might heal enough that he can see some shapes,” but there is the possibility that he won’t be able to see out of his left eye again.
Feldmann’s Mother Attempts to File a Complaint with the Police Department
While it has become common for police to shoot non-lethal projectiles into crowds of protestors who have turned violent, Feldmann says there were no large groups of protestors nearby when he was shot nor did he see anyone throwing anything at the officers’ truck. It is for this reason any many others that prompted Feldmann’s mother to file a complaint. Unfortunately, she has been unsuccessful in doing so as the internal affairs division has not returned her call.
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