Cody Towler was addicted to meth. His mother plans on suing the Roswell Police Department after Cody died in police custody. I guess she may have already used up a lot of money for rehab treatment on her 34 year old that apparently never grew up. So she could use the money she might win in a lawsuit. Mom also seems to have a sympathizer in RDR crime reporter Jessica Palmer whose article suggested police brutality might be why her addict son passed so suddenly.
Every mother loves their son, but Cody Towler was beating on trashcans with a baton and yelling “let her out” at the top of his lungs at 2 am one Saturday morning. One of many alarmed residents in the 1600 block of South Union called the police. According to Sabrina Morales, RPD spokeswoman, Towler repeatedly resisted arrest. The arresting officers, Dylan Thomas and J. Kelton, eventually subdued him at which point he collapsed and died. Sure I am leaving out many details like the boot prints found on his body that got there by the officers trying to hold him down.
Medical reports revealed that Cody Towler’s coronary arteries were already restricted by 75%. Along with Tasing and extreme physical exertion, Towler probably died of a heart attack. Cody was likely an addict to multiple substances and evidently already in poor health.
Mayor Del Jurney, justifiably, stands behind the actions of his police officers. Cody Towler’s mother should be more accountable. Perhaps her son’s addictive tendencies come from her side of the family. It is also possible that she was an exceptional mother, but Cody just turned out bad. If she wants to to sue the RPD, then fine but she needs to be ready for a frivolous lawsuit action against herself. All these lawsuits are already making law enforcement personnel afraid to do their job. People sometimes die because of their own account and actions. That is what happened with Cody. RIP
It is quite absurd to expect police officers to be model citizens when a psychotic addict is screaming and spitting while resisting arrest. Homicide just means death at the hands of another human being, but the physical condition of the decedent has to be weighed before prosecuting the RPD officers who were serving and protecting a city block in Roswell,NM.
Finally lawyer Kenneth Egan of Las Cruces, one of the families attorney, claims that Cody was beaten by police officers after he was in shackles. The counselor is reaching for straws and will not be able to prove the unprovable.