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California Jury awards $2M to family of man (Efrain Lara Gutierrez) shot in the back by Deputy David Salazar

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. M

    M Muckraker

    Perp: Deputy David Salazar

    Victim: Efrain Lara Gutierrez

    Department: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

    Location: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California

    L.A. Times: Jury awards $2 million to family of Azusa man killed by deputy (Oct 1 2013)

    The family of an Azusa man shot to death by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been awarded $2 million by a federal jury. After a day and a half of deliberations, the jury Monday awarded the money to Mara Eva Gutierrez and Dionico Lara, the parents of Efrain Lara Gutierrez. The jury rejected the defense that the deputy feared for his life from a man with a knife. Gutierrez, 31, was shot several times by Deputy David Salazar on Oct. 2, 2009, as the deputy investigated possible break-ins to vehicles involving two suspects. Gutierrez died at the scene.

    “He was shot in the back,” said Dale Galipo, the family’s lawyer. “But just as importantly, we were able to show to jurors that the deputy wasn’t near him. The blood trail is 26 feet long. He was running away, not toward, the deputy when he was shot.” ... An autopsy found that the deputy shot the man in the back.
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    My $5.00 says the sheriff's department is *highly unlikely* to appeal this case.
  3. M

    M Muckraker

    Glad to see you found your way over here, nachtnebel! As of late last night I think the layout is finally the way I want -- responsive layout should display well down to about 350 pixels width, so with or without ads should display well on phones & tables, and ads once again suppressed for registered users. Please use report post or send me a conversation/PM if you see anything amiss here.

    Methinks the "feared for my life" line is getting old -- judges & juries are starting to see through it.

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