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28 February 2020

Fault Lines Links – LA To Pay $6.9M In Police Shooting Of Robert Contreras

Mar. 24, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, the links today:

  • LA is set to pay $6.9 million over a police shooting which left unarmed Robert Contreras paralyzed. The US Supreme Court had previously rejected an appeal by the city concerning the award of $5.7 million to Contreras. Contreras was left paralyzed from the waist down after officers shot him in the back as he exited his vehicle unarmed.
  • The DA has recommended that NYPD Officer Peter Liang face no jail time and but six months house arrest after he was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley in 2014. Liang had been patrolling a housing project with a flashlight and gun in hand, with his finger on the trigger, when he says it went off.
  • Officials in Somerset County, NJ, agreed to settle a police brutality lawsuit brought by Francisco Villaneuva for $100,000. Villaneuva claims Officers Edward McGovern and Douglas LaGrua verbally and physically assaulted him in 2011 when he came to help his son who had been pulled over.
  • Braintree, MA, officers shot and killed a man wielding a knife on Thursday after he refused to heed to police commands to drop it.

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