Death After Arrest

The successor in interest to the estate of a woman who was found dead across the street from jail after being released may pursue several claims against the city of Huntington Beach, California, a federal court in state ruled. The woman was arrested twice on the same day for being so intoxicated she may have been a danger to herself, complained she was in mental crisis and needed help, and had an abrasion and hematoma on her head when she was released.

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SWAT Raid

A federal court in Texas dismissed federal civil rights claims brought against Texas police officials over the tragic death of an 84-year-old, wheelchair-bound woman who was shot during a SWAT raid as officials were trying to serve a mental health warrant on her son. However, the court remanded the estate’s state law claims for wrongful death and negligence.

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