Civil Plaintiff

Jury Awards $1.12 Million to Man in Wrongful Arrest Case

A jury found Downey police acted with malice, oppression and fraud when bringing murder charges against a man arrested after a 2017 shootout involving suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel.

Fernando Garcia sued the city and its police department and won his case last week. Garcia was awarded $1.12 million in damages.

“I feel good,” Garcia told Eyewitness News on Thursday. “I feel good about it and how the jury went about it and did everything that way they’re supposed to.”

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