Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Family of 24-Year-Old Shot by Police Says Litigation Funding Corporation
Mar 16, 2015
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2015 – The family of a 24-year-old shot by police allege he had his hands up in the air saying ‘don’t shoot’ when he was shot to death.
The statement of claim in this lawsuit says Richard Perez III had not committed any crime before he was asked to sit down on the curb outside a liquor store. Perez stood up and police tackled him to the ground. He managed to free himself from the bear hug hold of the officer and had apparently moved up to six feet away when he was shot. The suit further states the last words Perez uttered were “Don’t shoot,” just prior to being shot three times.
According to the testimony at the coroner’s inquest, Wallace Jensen, the officer that fired the fatal shots, stated Perez appeared to be inebriated, and that he ordered Perez to sit down. When he did not comply, Jensen grabbed Perez and swept his feet out from under him. During the ensuing struggle, Jensen testified in a coroner’s inquest that Perez had attempted to take his gun and that was why he shot him.
Autopsy results indicated Perez had anti-seizure and antidepressant medications in his blood stream and a BAC of 0.247.
“Richard Perez III was shot and killed outside a local liquor store. The Perez family have named the K-9 officer who shot him as a defendant in the suit,” says Daren Monroe, a Litigation Funding Corporation representative. “The complaint is seeking unspecified damages.”
The plaintiffs in this case would have faced significant funeral and burial bills. One method of dealing with them would have been to contact a litigation funding company about obtaining a lawsuit loan. “Pre-settlement funding is an emergency loan that helps plaintiffs get back on their feet financially and off all of their bills,” explains Monroe. “Trying to handle financial matters when grieving the death of a family member is difficult. A lawsuit loan can level the playing field
To apply for a lawsuit loan either call or apply online. “You need to have an attorney to apply,” Monroe adds, “but once you have one, the rest is easy. Your application is treated with great respect as lawsuit loan representatives realize how much you have already been through before you apply.”
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