Federal Court Awards $15M For The Thomas Family In Swat Killing

Posted by David Whedbee

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless lawyers, Tim Ford, David Whedbee and Tiffany Cartwright were honored to represent the family of Leonard Thomas, an unarmed man shot and killed by police while holding his young son. The jury found for the Thomas family and the estate on every count: unreasonable seizure, excessive force, false arrest, negligent investigation, deprivation of family relationship, using explosives to breach a home, causing severe emotional distress and unreasonably killing the family pet. For more details on this case, please see the following links.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/15m-awarded-to-family-of-unarmed-black-man-killed-by-sniper/2017/07/14/ee0db78e-68f3-11e7-94ab-5b1f0ff459df_story.html?utm_term=.9aba717256bd

http://www.latimes.com/nation/sns-bc-us–sniper-shoots-man-lawsuit-20170715-story.html

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/jury-awards-nearly-15m-to-family-of-unarmed-black-man-killed-by-swat-sniper-in-fife/

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