Father of Vallejo teen killed by police files civil rights suit against city

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May 10, 2013
 
Father of Vallejo teen killed by police files civil rights suit against city
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2321...

The father of a 17-year-old Vallejo boy fatally shot by police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that “inadequate” shooting policies led to the death of his son and others.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by lawyers for Michael Huey, alleges that police killed a cowering teenager as he begged them not to shoot at the end of a foot pursuit.

The suit links the killing of Jared Huey, 17, with a spate of officer-involved fatal shootings in Vallejo.

Last year, officers killed six suspects, leading to protests at police headquarters and City Council meetings. They also led to Mayor Osby Davis and the council asking for an independent review by the California attorney general's office.

No officers were harmed in any of the shootings.

In one case that occurred in May 2012, a man killed by officers allegedly pulled out a metallic wallet that an officer said later looked like a gun. In the most controversial shooting, on Sept. 2, officers killed Mario Romero, after firing more than 30 rounds while he was in his car parked outside his home. Police alleged that he had a replica handgun and appeared to be reaching for it when the shooting began.

The federal lawsuit indicated that the shootings were all the result of “inadequate” and “deliberately indifferent” police department shooting policies.

“The training policies of defendant city of Vallejo regarding police officer use of deadly force were inadequate,” the
lawsuit claims. Vallejo “was deliberately indifferent to the obvious consequences of the inadequate policies, and ... the inadequate policies caused the six fatal shootings, including that of (Jared) Huey.”

The boy's father, who has appeared at many of the protests, is seeking unspecified damages for excessive force, wrongful death, deprivation of due process and other alleged violations of his late son's constitutional rights.

The suit, filed by Oakland attorneys Dan Siegel and Dean Royer, names the city of Vallejo, police chief Joseph Kreins, former chief Robert Nichelini and the unidentified officers who shot Jared Huey.

On the morning of June 30, Vallejo police pursued a Jeep Cherokee alleged to be the getaway vehicle from a convenience store robbery. The truck hit a fire hydrant and Huey jumped out, according to witnesses cited in the lawsuit. They reportedly said Huey threw an object into some bushes before climbing over a concrete wall into a yard on the 600 block of Sheridan Street.

While neighbors recorded the incident on cell phone cameras, a number of police cars converged on the scene.

According to the complaint, Vallejo police announced:“Get the kids out of the park! There's gonna be a shoot-out!” and allegedly shouted taunts including “We'll teach you to do s--- in our town!” and “You think you're slick, little boy?!”

Officers then ordered Huey to raise his hands and stay still. An officer standing on a step stool then looked over the fence before pointing his rifle over. At the same moment, a second officer pointed his gun over the fence.

“At this point, decedent [Huey] had his hands up in the air, and yelled,‘Don't shoot!'‘No! No!'” according to the complaint. The officers then collectively fired their weapons about 10 to 20 times at Huey.

Police said Huey was armed, and that a gun was found near his body after the shooting. The lawsuit, however, alleges that officers spent at least 40 minutes looking for the gun and that it was found in another yard.

Huey was pronounced dead at the scene.

City Attorney Claudia Quintana declined to comment about the allegations in the lawsuit.

Huey lived with his father for most of his life, except for a period between August 2007 and April 2008 when he was in foster care, the lawsuit said.
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punk robbed a store with a gun. now he won't rob again, or hurt somebody with a gun. thanks for cleaning up the trash p.d.
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The first of many lawsuits to come thanks to the old leadership of VPD. And these guys want even more of your tax $$.

(t)urd enragement!
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Mike has no credibility. None. Both parents are old school tweekers.
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Thank you VPD for helping this boy turn his life around. Where do I volunteer for jury duty?
Payday for Papa

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The only difference here to the typical thug family lawsuit is a father instead of some swollen baby mama wailing about what a good boy her baby was. I am surprised there was no mention of how he was just turning his life around. Yeah, right, with an armed robbery? This punk triggered his own demise, no matter how it went down.
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May 10, 2013
 
What a fantastic tale, that this perp had his hands up to surrender and the police shot him anyway? Wonder if they have body cam footage disputing the account? Here again, there is internet BS about video, yet nobody has seen it, like in the Romero case. People who take video of police shootings cannot wait to put it up to disparage the police in any way they can.
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We should be used to VPD getting sued for sloppy police work by now.

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Vallejo...

The already cost us $4 million, had their court cases around the Marijuana raids tossed from court due to lack of evidence.

(t)urd enragement!
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The city will settle for an "undisclosed sum" rather than take on preparing for court appearances. This is the way in always works, in this town and many others. I think the father is going for a sympathetic jury in the absence of hard evidence. But all it takes is one to have reasonable doubt and he loses.
Dogs, thugs, and assorted losers always suing the city.
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May 10, 2013
 
Wanglow wrote:
Thank you VPD for helping this boy turn his life around. Where do I volunteer for jury duty?
Coward!!
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Can't wait until the cops start shooting white kids.

These blogs would be quite.

Reguardless a Father / Mother lost their son.

Period.

'wang' I pray the cops kill your son/daughter.

I want you to suffer. I pray that you suffer.

A stray bullet meant for a Black kid hits your kids. That would be poetic justice for me!
idiots all

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BigDaddy wrote:
Can't wait until the cops start shooting white kids.
These blogs would be quite.
Reguardless a Father / Mother lost their son.
Period.
'wang' I pray the cops kill your son/daughter.
I want you to suffer. I pray that you suffer.
A stray bullet meant for a Black kid hits your kids. That would be poetic justice for me!
and the start of a war for me. You want that you black fool? And the Judy's are white. This generation of them are trash to the core.
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idiots all wrote:
<quoted text>and the start of a war for me. You want that you black fool? And the Judy's are white. This generation of them are trash to the core.
'ia'you and all the dumb donkey white guys are just that dumb donkey white guys.

The bullet is the answer. Dialog is not. Kill kill kill.

#1 killer in America is white guys.

#1 self killer in Ameirca is white guys.

'ia' you white guys are the king of killing.

#1 in child rape: white guys.

So when you say 'start of war'that means you are a pure idiot!

Pull out your gun and kill kill kill and just before you kill me I will call you a dumb donkey!

You 'f'ing loser.
Jim in SF

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BigDaddy wrote:
Can't wait until the cops start shooting white kids.
These blogs would be quite.
Reguardless a Father / Mother lost their son.
Period.
'wang' I pray the cops kill your son/daughter.
I want you to suffer. I pray that you suffer.
A stray bullet meant for a Black kid hits your kids. That would be poetic justice for me!
BD, anyone who robs a store with a gun deserves to suffer the consequences. Color doesn't matter. I'm glad this thug is now off the streets. This lawsuit is just another attempt to get some free money by the gold tooth grifter class.
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May 10, 2013
 
Jim in SF wrote:
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BD, anyone who robs a store with a gun deserves to suffer the consequences. Color doesn't matter. I'm glad this thug is now off the streets. This lawsuit is just another attempt to get some free money by the gold tooth grifter class.
'Jim in SF' the color of idiot means nothing. You rob,steal,and you get shot you get shot. Any race.

The fools that spew when this rag paper put the race of the idiot in the news is when the trouble starts.

It does not matter what COLOR the idoit is. An idiot is a idiot.

Not protecting anyone, just tired of the dumb donkeys.
Thank you VPD

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May 10, 2013
 
Thank you for thinning out the criminal population.
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Thank you VPD wrote:
Thank you for thinning out the criminal population.
Thank you for not using a skin color?
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That bigdaddy dumbass is off his meds again. Perfect example of low IQ ghetto trash. Typical.
idiots all

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Big daddy wants stretch bullets to hit beautiful little white children . Cyndie Mitchell wanted that nut Donner to make his way to vallejo and kill our cops. Race does matter. I see it around vallejo everyday and not only am I tired of it but I will remember these comments when I have to confront these stupid animals who can not even keep.there pants up. If you live in vallejo you do have to experience these monsters. Its just the way it is.
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By the way, those of you who are interested in facts, the cities have started to fight these cases. Two suits involving OPD and officer involved shootings where the suspect was shot and killed, have been adjudicated in civil court, and there was NO monetary award. Zero. These cases will end up the same way. Tweakers don't get to turn their criminal, feral children out into our society, and then make millions when they cause their own death. Not going to happen.

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