If the two City of Lodi Police Officer had been trained how to deal with violent, armed schizophrenic individuals, Parminder Shergill, a 37 year old Gulf War veteran, might still be alive today. Instead Mr. Shergill died on January 25, 2015 from 14 shots fired by the two police officers after he did not comply with their request to stop after they found him walking down a street in Lodi.
A Filipino family of five who relocated to Rocky Ford, Colorado in 2011 and 2012 recently sued the husband’s sister and his brother-in-law in the US District Court for Colorado for back wages using three federal laws and two Colorado wage laws. The defendants, Leonida and Bill Sackett, were said to have financed and sponsored the family’s immigration move and then held their social security cards and other documentation from them until, they were told, their debt for the move was paid to the Sacketts.
An eight-member Los Angeles jury delivered an award of $9.8 million to the family of a woman shot dead by two Long Beach police officers in 2017. The jury found the officers acted with “malice and oppression” to cause the death of Ms. Sinuon Pream, a 37 year old, mother of four, who suffered from mental illness.