Saturday, August 17, 2013

Judge Sides With Pregnant Couple Carelessly Shot By Cops (VIDEO)

"A federal judge has awarded $4.1 million to a couple shot 15 times by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies while the man and woman were homeless and living in a shack.

Angel and Jennifer Lynn Mendez were lying on a futon in a wooden shack in the backyard of a private Lancaster residence in October 2010, when two sheriff's deputies, Christopher Conley and Jennifer (Pederson) Ballis, entered unannounced, according to court documents."*

A Lancaster couple has been awarded $4.1 million after being shot by Los Angeles sheriff's deputies in a case of mistaken identity. Angel Mendez was shot 14 times and ended up losing a leg because of the incident, while his wife Jennifer, who was pregnant at the time, was shot once in the back. Why did the deputies open fire without being sure who the pair even were? Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, and Brian Unger discuss.

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