Violent Crimes

Family Distraught in Wrongful Murder of Family Member by Police Officer (CA Penal Code 187)

Without taking the obvious opportunity to question and criticize local and state law enforcement officials, there has been public outcry, especially as of late, concerning the ability of an average citizen of the great state of California to have at least some recourse when police use excessive force and it results in the death of a loved one.  No one understands this with more certainty than the family of Muhammad Usman, an autistic man who was killed in 2008 by former LAPD officer Joseph Cruz for apparently no reason whatsoever. (CA Penal Code 187) In fact, the officer tried to lie...

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