LBAC WINS HIGH PROFILE “SUICIDE BY COP” WRONGFUL DEATH TRIAL

On January 18, 2007, a Norwalk jury returned a verdict in favor of the City of Downey and two of its police officers in a high profile “suicide by cop” wrongful death case in Martinez v. City of Downey, et. al, Case No. BC 277402. The suit arose from a high-speed vehicle pursuit following an attempt to stop the decedent for suspected driving under the influence. After decedent crashed during the pursuit, officers approached Continue reading