Civil Plaintiff

Supreme Court lets stand $4-million verdict against L.A.

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $4-million verdict against two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were searching for a fugitive and mistakenly shot an innocent homeless couple sleeping in a shed behind a Lancaster home.

The justices turned away an appeal from county lawyers who maintained the deputies responded reasonably when one of the victims reached for what turned out to be a BB gun.

Read the source article at The San Diego Union

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