A 50-MILLION dollar wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of Sandy Guardiola against the city of Canandaigua, its police chief and Sgt. Scott Kadien, along with state parole officials and multiple property management companies involved with Pinnacle North Apartments. Family attorney Jonathan Moore says Sgt. Kadien had no credible reason to be in Guardiola’s bedroom for a welfare check last October 4th.
Guardiola’s son, Andrew Ocasio, was asked what he hopes the end result of their lawsuit would be.
Sandy Guardiola was killed by Sgt. Kadien after he went to her apartment to see why she hadn’t made it to work at a parole office. Police say Guardiola was lying in her bed and not speaking coherently. She then fired a shot with her service gun and then pointed the gun at Sgt. Kaiden. A grand jury ruled the shooting was justified.
The City of Canandaigua released the following statement today through City Manager John Goodwin.
“Like many today, we watched the press conference and continue to express our condolences to the Guardiola family for their loss. As mentioned in the press conference, a complaint was filed in the federal court and we look forward to a judicial resolution. The City’s general policy is to not comment on ongoing litigation.
We find it important to remind the community that this matter was independently and fully investigated by the New York State Police and they concluded that our officer’s conduct was justified. The results of that investigation were also presented by the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office to a grand jury. The grand jury determined that there were not grounds to support an indictment.
Again, we express our sympathies to the Guardiola family. Questions regarding the investigation and grand jury should be referred to the New York State Police or Ontario County District Attorney’s Office.”