Sunday, August 14, 2022 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Police Shooting

Huntington Beach police officers were entitled to immunity in a mother’s suit stemming from the fatal shooting of her son by police after he brandished a sharp stick and was “haphazardly moving” at people on a soccer field, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

PASADENA, Calif. – Huntington Beach police officers were entitled to immunity in a mother’s suit stemming from the fatal shooting of her son by police after he brandished a sharp stick and was “haphazardly moving” at people on a soccer field, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

However, the circuit court determined the lower court improperly granted judgment to the defendants on the mother’s California law battery and negligence claims. 

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.

Loading
Loading...