Mar 30, 2016
Fault Lines Links – $2.1M Settlement Reached In Police Shooting Of Zachary Hammond
Mar. 30, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Morning people – here’s what you need to know.
- The family of Zachary Hammond reached a $2.1 million settlement with the city of Seneca, SC in the shooting death of their son last July. 19-year old Hammond was shot by Seneca Officer Mark Tiller after he allegedly drove his car towards the officer prompting him to shoot. Tiller was cleared of criminal charges in October even as video footage contradicting his version of events had surfaced.
- Reports surfaced that Daniel Shaver who was shot dead by Mesa, AZ, Officer Philip Brailsford was heard begging for his life moments before he was killed. Brailsford was charged with murder earlier this month for allegedly shooting Shaver while he was on his knees in the process of surrendering.
- Abdul Salaam was awarded $70,000 in damages by a jury in his police brutality suit against three Baltimore officers. Officers Nicholas Chapman, Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz and Nathan Ulmer assaulted and beat Salaam during a traffic stop in July 2013.
- Raymond Herisse’s mother reached a $87,500 settlement in the fatal shooting of her son by Miami police in 2011. The 12 officers who discharged their weapons while trying to stop Herisse and his allegedly harmful driving were found to be justified.
- It has emerged that a suspect, James Jarrard, who was wanted for the drive-by shooting of an 8-year old boy, was unarmed when he was shot by Fairfield police on Friday.