"it's more than the cops who shot and unarmed teenager will
probably ever get " the reaction from Dale Galipo, attorney representing the
family of 19 year old Kendred McDade, shot and killed by Pasadena officers who
were responding to an armed suspect 911 call. The caller, Oscar Carrillo,
would later admit he had lied about the "armed" part. But the officers, saying
McDade was "reaching for his waistband", shot him dead. No gun was found on
Carrillo was just sentenced to 90 days in jail for calling
in the false report. The officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
"They asked me that night what I wanted" sobbed Anya
Slaughter, McDade's mother, and "I said I want my son back, but since I can't
get him back, I want the officers to be prosecuted…"
Probably not going to happen, although a civil lawsuit is in
the works. Galipo is the same attorney that got a 6 million dollar
settlement for the Long Beach family of a man who was shot by police, after
pointing a garden hose nozzle at them. "they always say ‘he was going for his
waistband' and they never find anything in the waistband" adds Galipo.
No comment from Pasadena police.
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