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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:36 PM

 

Family of Man Shot Dead by Police File $10m Lawsuit, Partner Says it is a "Perfect" Crime



The family of a man shot dead by police in Long Beach have filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit.

Jason Conoscenti was killed as he ran away from officers. He was suspected of committing a robbery, but had no weapon other than scissors and a stick. Video taken of the incident show him running apparantly empty-handed before the shots were fired.

Attorney Dale Galipo filed the federal suit in downtown Los Angeles on behalf of the family, who also want a criminal charges to be filed against the officers responsible.

"If you don't have criminal prosecution in case where a video tape shows person's hands visible with nothing in their hands, like in the Beaird case, in the Conoscenti case, the question for many people is, what would it take?" Galipo said.

Jory Adamson, who had been Conoscenti’s partner for five years, also wants to see the police prosecuted for what he describes as a “perfect” crime.

However he is not holding out much hope following grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.

"They're going to get away with it. Missouri one grand jury, then New York grand jury, no indictment, no indictment, no indictment," Adamson said.

"So it's like, it’s a perfect way to kill someone to me :35 you just get away with it. Everybody's a bad guy except for them," he added.


http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Family-of-Man-Shot-Dead-by-Police-File-10m-Lawsuit-Partner-Says-it-is-a-Perfect-Crime-284963201.html

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However in LA County there has only been one officer prosecuted for an officer-involved shooting, and that was 14 year ago.

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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 02:59 PM

1. Cop had every reason to shoot

Running with scissors. There's your crime right there.

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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 06:05 PM

2. Also, "in the greater Los Angeles area, there had been 2.5 (police) shootings per week since 2009"

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