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Police-Shooting Victim Sues Santa Ana Police

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on March 31, 2014 · 0 comments

in Los Angeles, Orange County

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Santa Ana criminal attorneyA man injured in an officer-involved shooting is suing the city of Santa Ana for use of excessive force. He was unarmed when he was shot by police for “reaching in his waistband.”

Ignacio Leon had interactions with police on two consecutive days in December of 2012. On December 15, police were called to reports of a disturbance between a man and a woman. The next day police found Leon in front of an apartment complex with a woman. The officers say when they spoke with him, he reached in his waistband and turned and ran down a driveway. Then, they say he reached a fence, reached in his waistband again, and turned to face police. That’s when police fired on Leon three times, hitting him twice.

Leon was sent to the hospital with injuries to liver and colon. He spent eight says in the hospital. Police did not find a weapon during a search of Leon.

The lawsuit accuses Santa Ana Police of excessive force, denial of medical care, conspiracy to violate civil rights, false arrest, battery and negligence.

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