Weekly Law Resume - July 7, 2011: Dismissal of Wrongful-Death Suit Upheld Where SWAT Team Use-of-Force During Hostage Situation Found Reasonable


Lorena Lopez v. City of Los Angeles Court of Appeal, Second District (June 13, 2011)

This case addressed whether Los Angeles police officers acted reasonably in an incident that led to a fatal shooting. After affirming that Fourth Amendment excessive force claims and common-law unreasonable use of force claims against law enforcement are judged by the same standard -- whether or not the force was objectively reasonable under the circumstances -- the Court found the officers involved acted reasonably.

On July 10, 2005, Plaintiff/Appellant Lorena Lopez ("Plaintiff") contacted the police and reported that Raul Pena had threatened to kill Plaintiff, himself and his step-daughter Ilsy.

Please see full article below for more infomation.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Low, Ball & Lynch | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Low, Ball & Lynch on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.