$950,000 Settlement – Police Misconduct
In 2015, a City of Roosevelt, UT police officer responded to a call of a suicidal man with a gun. The 36-year-old male had escaped from a hospital, but had been cornered, and was pointing a gun at his own head – never threatening to harm anyone else. As our client was handing over the gun, the officer opened fire--discharging two bean bag rounds and a live third round, which killed him. Estate alleged excessive force claims under Section 1983.