Friday, July 25, 2008

Soboba Lawyer Accuses Riverside Sheriff of Negligence in Killing

Sadly, three members of the Soboba Tribe put themselves in the position to be killed. Indiscriminately firing their weapons and then turning them on RCSD deputies, they were taken out. Now, an attorney accuses them of negligence in their training. Apparently, the deputies, who saved San Jacinto citizens from dangerous criminals, didn't say: "pretty please, criminals, would you put your gun down?"

A lawyer for the Soboba Band of LuiseƱo Indians has accused the Riverside County Sheriff's Department of inadequate training and negligence and of killing a tribal member partly because of his ethnicity.Attorney Jack Schwartz recently filed a tort claim notice with the county Board of Supervisors and vowed to follow up with a federal lawsuit if the panel ignored or denied the claim.
Arres, 26, was shot Dec. 28 after his vehicle was stopped by deputies in Hemet. Authorities said Arres ran from the deputies, who shot him after he pulled a gun from his waistband.
Schwartz said Arres was unarmed. OP: What Scwartz was doing in the car, witnessing all this first hand, he doesn't say..........

David Kelly's article is HERE
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