Tuesday, April 17, 2012

$120-million lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by police

Attorneys for the family of an unarmed 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police have filed a $120-million claim Monday with the city of Los Angeles.

The teen was shot after he led officers on a high-speed freeway pursuit and called 911 to threaten them with a gun.

The Times reported that LAPD officers fired more than 90 rounds at Abdul Arian after he assumed a "shooting stance" and appeared to raise his arms and point a weapon while running backward on the 101 Freeway when the pursuit ended. LAPD officials said those actions led officers to open fire, killing him.

During the pursuit, Arian called 911 and threatened police: "I have a gun....I've been arrested before for possession of destructive devices; I'm not afraid of the cops."

He said he would use the gun if necessary.

In a press release, attorney Jeffrey M. Galen, who is representing the family with William Margolin, said that they filed the $120-million lawsuit -- "equivalent to one million dollars per bullet."

LAPD officials dispute that their eight officers fired 120 shots and said the number was far less. Law enforcement sources told The Times that more than 90 shots were fired. The police union that represents about 10,000 LAPD officers issued a statement saying that Arian's action "set into motion a regrettable series of events."

"When a person decides to engage officers in a pursuit, refuses police orders to end the threat they are posing to the safety of officers and the public, tells the police that they have a gun, exits a vehicle and takes an aggressive shooting stance, extends their arms out and points an unknown object at the officers, they are subjecting themselves to the consequences of their actions, which may include being shot," the statement added.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You mean the ghetto lottery expands outside of Chicago too? Gee, who'd a thunk it?

Anonymous said...

i heard janovjak of ol got nailed in the forest preserve for public indecency.
he was with some other dude and it was some weird mutual jerk off thing.
i always knew there was something wrong with that guy

Anonymous said...

LA should bill the family for the cost of install on 90 new sphincters for this piece of crap.

Anonymous said...

Shit lawsuits like this represent all that is wrong with our "legal"system.

Anonymous said...

I say AMEN to the police unions statement. That should sum up the cities entire defense in this case. The city ought to figure whatever attorneys fees they would have to pay and give that to their police union.

Anonymous said...

I think we need to investigate those tits in the background Det.

Anonymous said...

Tis is why people hate lawyers.

Francis Bacon said...

First thing we do is kill all lawyers. Shakespear said it but I like the idea

Anonymous said...

Who decides how much a life is worth? Even if innocent, which we know is it really the case ever, but say it is. Why is it that they get so much more money that first responder and military, hell, even millionaire life insurance policies???? Fucking crazy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Commander Mummmbles will investigate, the inept ball licking coward, as long as it's not raining and it's not dark. Mummmbles says,'Na mo we ain't going in it's raining.'

Shots fired and we ain't going in because it's raining= Inept coward= Commmander Mummmbles.

Anonymous said...

Just think how much terrorism these shits can help finance with money like that!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the city and oifficers countersue for the same.

Anonymous said...

...'lil Abdul was, perhaps, a jihadi:

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/48927/abdul-arian-muslim-previously-caught-w-explosives-threatens-to-kill-police-w-gun-gets-killed-hamascair-protests-family-sues/

I Voted For Obama said...

The city will pay this Brither-In-Allah to Obama the money.

I Voted For Obama said...

Ok. Meant "brother".