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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 12:41 AM
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Oakland settles suit with family of slain youth (killed by gang unit police officers)
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

(10-19) 20:03 PDT OAKLAND -- The city of Oakland agreed Tuesday to pay $500,000 to settle a federal civil rights suit filed by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed by three gang-unit officers in 2008.

Jose Luis Buenrostro was killed March 19, 2008, at 79th Avenue and Rudsdale Street in East Oakland. Police have said several gang-unit officers shot Buenrostro when he pulled a sawed-off rifle from his sweatpants and pointed it at them.

But in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Jose and Maria Buenrostro said Sgt. Randy Brandwood and Officers Eric Milina and Robert Roche drove up to their son in an unmarked car, stopped and shot him without cause.

Roche has been involved in at least two other fatal police shootings.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/1...



Now I wonder...how'd that kid have the gun in the first place??
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