Tristin Goods says he was on his way to visit family with his wife and two daughters, when New York State Trooper Christopher Baldner initiated a traffic stop. After yelling at the family, Baldner attacked them with pepper spray, “flooding” the car and Goods’ children with the burning irritant.
Stirred by his crying daughters, and afraid of the officer’s next move, Goods tried to escape. So Baldner did the unthinkable.
Clearly showing no desire to keep anyone safe, Baldner then pulled a gun on a shocked Goods, who wanted to locate his killed daughter. Later, troopers interviewed the Goods’ now-grieving 12-year-old other daughter back at the barracks without her parents present.
“This should have been a traffic ticket,” Goods lawyer says.