Civil Plaintiff

The Parents of a Man Who Died in Police Custody Settle With the City for $5.9 Million

The city has settled the wrongful death case of John and Rose Bauer v. City of Pleasanton for $5.9 million, one of the largest settlements of its kind in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

The settlement also includes a listening session, during which time, John and Rose Bauer — whose son, Jacob, died in 2018 in the custody of Pleasanton Police Department (PPD) officers — will participate in a Zoom call to provide input to Chief of Police David Swing and Captain Larry Cox regarding policy changes at the PPD. The executed settlement states that the chief and captain will then be able to respond to the Bauers’ input, including what the PPD has “implemented in relation to dealing with people who may be suffering from a mental health crisis.”

“An important part of this settlement is our ability to meet directly with the Pleasanton chief of police to discuss and see implemented critically needed policy changes which help support the mentally ill when they encounter PPD,” said John Bauer.

Read the source article at independentnews.com

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