Jan 28, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Hearing Held For Fugitive Cop Henry Solis
Jan. 28, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Morning folks, it’s links time:
- A preliminary hearing was held yesterday to determine whether former LA Officer Henry Solis should stand trial for the fatal shooting of Salome Rodriguez Jr in March 2015. While off-duty, Solis discharged his weapon following a bar fight with Rodriguez. Following the shooting, Solis fled to Mexico with the help of his father where he was arrested in May and returned to the US. His bail was set at $10 million and faces life in prison if convicted of murder and assault with a firearm.
- The mother of James Anderson has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago in the fatal shooting of her son last September. Unarmed, mentally ill Anderson was shot dead by Chicago officers after he allegedly threatened them with a “knife or sharp object”. His mother claims police shot her unarmed son without provocation. CPD stated that the IPRA is conducting an investigation into the incident.
- The excessive force lawsuit brought by the widow of James Felio will be presented to a federal civil jury as there are disputed facts to be deliberated in a jury trial. James Felio, who was naked and unarmed, was fatally shot by Georgia police who were responding to a domestic abuse call. They encountered a sleeping Felio, who then allegedly fought the officers and was shot when he attempted to reach for an officer’s gun.
- A Florida medical examiner ruled that the death of inmate Darren Rainey in June 2012 as an accident. Schizophrenic Rainey was locked in a scalding shower for over two hours before he died. The report finds that his death instead was due to complications resulting from his schizophrenia and heart disease.
- The $5 million federal civil trial brought by Dontrell Stephens against Palm Beach County, FL, Sheriff’s Office and Officer Adam Lin has commenced. In 2013, Lin shot Stephens four times after pulling him over for a bicycle traffic infraction and mistaking his flip phone for a gun. Stephens has been left a paraplegic and is suing to recover lifetime medical expenses.