FEDERAL COURT AWARDS $15M FOR THE THOMAS FAMILY IN SWAT KILLING

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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

https://url.serverdata.net/?aLma8-SzPZKfoOc4VcoVCL2QOX7e529kddSopmJgSsQGlVjnge97uMCZFXeFw80ItPG7aKbskUJ5VhxgECifpIHu4FXVhJ7vnVQiqRZq8FHQBbGwbfTOQKm9040xd0iKc

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

Trial Ordered In Police SWAT Team Killing Of Unarmed Man

A federal judge has ordered a trial of the civil rights claims brought by the family of Leonard Thomas, an African American man killed by a SWAT team at his home in Fife, Washington, in 2013. The Thomas family is represented by MHB lawyers Tim Ford, David Whedbee and Tiffany Cartwright.  The trial is set to begin June 19, in federal court in Seattle. Below are links that provide more details.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/trial-begins-in-swat-sniper-killing-of-unarmed-black-man-in-fife/

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/racial-bias-video-wont-be-shown-to-jury-weighing-police-shooting-of-black-man-in-fife/

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/family-military-tactics-by-cops-led-to-killing/

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/judge-jury-should-decide-whether-police-were-overzealous-in-fatal-shooting-of-fife-man/

http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article154926244.html