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#nathanaelpickett had recently moved into the El Rancho Motel in #barstow when he was approached by a #sanbernardinocountydeputy who suspected him of trespassing. A confrontation between the two escalated and Pickett, 29, was fatally #shot. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded Pickett's parents $33.5 million in damages, finding that the deputy had detained their #son unreasonably, delayed #medicalaid and was #negligent when he used deadly force, according to federal court records.  The jury deliberated about two hours in the #civilcase, weighing conflicting versions of the November 2015 encounter, before returning the verdict. The sum, which experts say is among the largest in police shooting cases, includes $15.5 million in compensatory damages and $18 million in punitive damages. The county "tried to sell a story to the jury about how the incident happened that the jury realized, through the presentation of evidence, was not true," said Dale K. Galipo, an attorney representing Pickett's #parents. The large #award, he said, is "a signal that members of our #community are no longer willing to tolerate these unjustified #policeshootings." In a statement, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said the agency strongly disagrees with the outcome. "Our attorneys, the department and the county will be discussing appealing the jury's award," she said. In a brief filed in court last month, attorneys for the county said Deputy Kyle Woods was on patrol when he saw Pickett looking back at him several times as he crossed a street. When Pickett disappeared, Woods surmised he had jumped a fence into the motel parking lot and followed, jumping it himself. When Woods approached, Pickett gave the deputy a false name — he spelled his last name "Piggett" — and appeared to be under the influence because he was twitching and had a white coating on his tongue, the filing said.  #foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #blackboyjoy
#nathanaelpickett had recently moved into the El Rancho Motel in #barstow when he was approached by a #sanbernardinocountydeputy who suspected him of trespassing. A confrontation between the two escalated and Pickett, 29, was fatally #shot. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded Pickett's parents $33.5 million in damages, finding that the deputy had detained their #son unreasonably, delayed #medicalaid and was #negligent when he used deadly force, according to federal court records.  The jury deliberated about two hours in the #civilcase, weighing conflicting versions of the November 2015 encounter, before returning the verdict. The sum, which experts say is among the largest in police shooting cases, includes $15.5 million in compensatory damages and $18 million in punitive damages. The county "tried to sell a story to the jury about how the incident happened that the jury realized, through the presentation of evidence, was not true," said Dale K. Galipo, an attorney representing Pickett's #parents. The large #award, he said, is "a signal that members of our #community are no longer willing to tolerate these unjustified #policeshootings." In a statement, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said the agency strongly disagrees with the outcome. "Our attorneys, the department and the county will be discussing appealing the jury's award," she said. In a brief filed in court last month, attorneys for the county said Deputy Kyle Woods was on patrol when he saw Pickett looking back at him several times as he crossed a street. When Pickett disappeared, Woods surmised he had jumped a fence into the motel parking lot and followed, jumping it himself. When Woods approached, Pickett gave the deputy a false name — he spelled his last name "Piggett" — and appeared to be under the influence because he was twitching and had a white coating on his tongue, the filing said.  #foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #blackboyjoy