$1.2 Million Wrongful Death, Police Shooting, Jury Verdict
Won a $1.2 million jury verdict on behalf of a mother whose schizophrenic son was shot 14 times and killed by police The jury found that the police created a dangerous situation by their inappropriate and overly aggressive tactics. The decedent, who had brandished a metal pole at police officers, was found 30% comparatively negligent, resulting in a recovery of over $940,000, after sustaining the verdict on appeal.
- Mother Awarded $850,000 in Son's Death Darryl Richardson/Reporter Staff , The Reporter, July 11, 2001 A federal jury in Sacramento awarded nearly $850,000 in damages Tuesday to the family of a Vacaville man shot by local police officers following a traffic accident in 1997.
- Lifton v. City of Vacaville, (9th Cir. 2003)∙ Upholding jury verdict for mother of schizophrenic man killed by police