A San Diego federal jury returned a $85 million verdict against the county this week, finding in favor of the family of a man who died after sheriff’s deputies restrained him during his 2015 arrest in Santee. The award is believed to be among the largest civil verdicts against the county.
A new Siskiyou County lawsuit is on file tonight against California power utility PacifiCorp involving a wildfire that burned more than 150,000 acres in Siskiyou, Del Norte and Josephine Counties.
The victims of the 2020 Slater Fire are suing the utility company that started the blaze. That’s after a tree allegedly hit a PacifiCorp power line and sparked the fire. The fire killed two people and damaged or destroyed 700 properties in counties along the Oregon-California border. The lawsuit announced on Wednesday is being filed by the law firm Singleton Schrieber on behalf of 42 plaintiffs.
A murder, an arrest, but no court case or conviction. There are claims that prosecutors in Riverside County knowingly kept an innocent man behind bars for allegedly killing a man more than a decade ago, even when the evidence pointed away from him. Roger Parker spent nearly four years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit.
Authorities in Imperial Beach continue to investigate a fire that swept through an apartment complex early Sunday, claiming the life of an elderly man, and leaving 10 others displaced.
A 56-year-old Dozier Street woman could be entitled to monetary compensation after a fire swept through her East Los Angeles duplex, destroying property and killing two of her pets.