Asleep in his car, police woke him and created a reason to kill him sleeping while Black

An officer attacked Luke Stewart as he was sleeping in his car and then killed him. Qualified immunity prevents Luke's family from receiving justice.

RELATED: What does 'defund police' mean?

When Stewart was approached by police officers Matthew Rhodes and Louis Catalani. He was parked legally in Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland, and he wasn't posing a danger to anyone.

Catalani knocked on Luke’s window, startling him awake. They did not announce themselves as officers. Luke sat up and started the car. Catalani and Rhodes immediately opened Luke's car doors and reached inside to forcibly remove him. Catalani grabbed Luke’s arm, and he wrapped his arm around Luke’s head and pulled, while Rhodes pushed from the passenger side.

» Subscribe to USA TODAY:
» Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY:
» USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.


    1. Was this really honest or necessary? They’re not trying to game the system. It’s not their fault that any compensation comes from tax payers instead of the police pensions.

  1. How can we trust judges to rule on qualified immunity issues when they themselves fall under the umbrella of immunity protection?

  2. This is ludicrous! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family Luke. Prayers for family and friends.
    I want to support police but they better start weeding their frickin garden. God will get bastards like this cop.

  3. A lot of the mentally unstable are those LEO’S that think they are the LAW. instead of implementing the law. My father has passed, but he left law enforcement because the handwriting was on the wall with certain rotten-corrupt cops. I’m sorry that your brother was murdered. May he RIP. 🕊️

  4. If the system don’t hold cop’s accountable it’s time the American people hold these corrupt government agencies accountable for their actions and crimes against us all white, black, red, yellow.

  5. I am a black guy , but I am sceptical.
    Been pulled over twice by white policemen, and nothing happened, i was compliant and polite.
    Should I by sorry about my comment ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.