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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Government - Excessive Force | Intentional Torts - Assault and Battery | Constitutional Law - Fourteenth Amendment 

Case: Shakina Ortega, individually, and as successor of interest of Victor Ortega, deceased; Tamia Ortega, a minor, by and through her guardian Shakina Ortega; and Jacob Ortega, a minor, by and through his guardian Shakina Ortega v. San Diego Police Department; Jonathan McCarthy; City of San Diego; and Does 1 through 10

State: CA

Date: 2017-03-17

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Ergonomics/Human Factors

Summary: On the morning of June 4, 2012, plaintiffs' decedent Victor Ortega, 31, a furniture mover, got into an argument with his wife and kicked his bare foot out, which made contact with his wife's mouth, c...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Government - Police | Government - Counties | Government - Excessive Force | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Training 

Case: Chelsey Hayes, a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, David J. Hayes, v. County of San Diego, DBA San Diego County Sheriff's Department; Sue Geer; Mike King; and Does 1 through 50, Inclusive

State: CA

Date: 2014-07-16

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Psychology/Counseling

Summary: On Sept. 17, 2006, plaintiff's decedent Shane Hayes, 40, an unemployed retail store clerk, got into an argument with his girlfriend in Santee. The girlfriend's next-door neighbor heard screaming comi...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Government - Excessive Force | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Cristina Ibarra v. The City of Los Angeles and Officer Kenneth Collard

State: CA

Date: 2012-10-23

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Police Psychology

Summary: On July 6, 2009, at approximately 11:30 p.m., plaintiff's decedent Pedro Fernandez and another man were allegedly attempting to rob a young couple on a sidewalk when an officer from the Los Angeles P...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Government - Police | Government - Excessive Force | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Hope Glenn, as the personal representative of the Estate of Lukus Glenn v. Washington County; Mikhail Gerba, an individual; and Tim Mateski, an individual

State: OR

Date: 2012-04-30

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Police Psychology

Summary: On Sept. 16, 2006, plaintiff Hope Glenn contacted police for assistance with her son, plaintiff's decedent Lukus Glenn, 18, who was inebriated and holding a pocket knife to his throat and threatening...

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Case Types: Intentional Torts - Battery | Government - Excessive Force | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Jamora Allen and Jerriel Allen, Jr., through their Guardian Ad Litem Keyondra Marshall; Sherry Watson, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Jerriel DeShawn Allen; and Jerry Allen v. City of San Bernardino; Officer Adam Affrunti; and Officer Chris Gray

State: CA

Date: 2012-01-11

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Police Psychology

Summary: On April 14, 2007, plaintiffs' decedent Jerriel DeShawn Allen, 19, was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle traveling on North Colorado Street in San Bernardino when a San Bernardino police vehicle...

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Case Types: Government - Excessive Force | Negligence - Police as Defendant | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Wrongful Death - Survivorship Action 

Case: Mayra Ballesteros, as Guardian of Alejandra Hurtado, and the Estate of Omar Hurtado v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, Jose Bonilla, Eric Rose and Francisco Diaz

State: CA

Date: 2011-06-13

Experts: William J. Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Psychology/Counseling

Summary: At approximately 1 a.m. on March 29, 2005, plaintiffs' decedent Omar Hurtado, 19, was hit by one of 17 bullets fired at him by Los Angeles police officers. Prior to this, Hurtado had allegedly fled p...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Government - Excessive Force | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant | Constitutional Law - Search and Seizure 

Case: Gloria Woods, as Legal Guardian of Hubert S. Wilson Jr., an Incapacitated Adult; Johnnie Mae Gunning, as Mother, Natural Guardian and Next Friend of La'Steven J. Wilson, a Minor, and as Mother, Natural Guardian and Next Friend of Othiel Harvey, a Minor, and Lajaini Edwards, as Mother, Natural Guardian and Next Friend of Zhane Wilson, a Minor v. Derek Savage and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

State: FL

Date: 2008-05-08

Experts: William J. Lewinski PhD (Mankato, MN) Behavioral Psychology

Summary: Plaintiff Hubert S. Wilson Jr., an unemployed man in his 30s, was pulled over by Deputy Sheriff Derek Savage of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Wilson had an outstanding warrant for failure t...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Government - Excessive Force | Negligence - Police as Defendant 

Case: Laura Salazar, independent administrator of the estate of Juan Salazar, deceased v. City of Chicago, a municipal corporation, and Officer Rafael Balbontin

State: IL

Date: 2007-10-04

Experts: William J. Lewinski PhD (Mankato, MN) Behavioral Psychology

Summary: At about 10 a.m. one morning in October 2004, plaintiff's decedent Juan Salazar, 14, and Edgar Naranjo, 26, entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Balbontin in the 3000 block of N. New England Ave. in...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Estate of Juan Herrera, By and Through Its Successor in Interest and Representative, Violeta L. Herrera, a Minor, By and Through Her Guardian Ad Litem and Mother Maribel Pacheco v. City of Buena Park; Buena Park Police Department; Tom Monson, Chief of Police; Ron Furtado, Corporal; and Does 1 Through 10

State: CA

Date: 2007-06-25

Experts: William Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Police Practices & Procedures

Summary: On Dec. 23, 2004, plaintiff's decedent Juan Herrera, 23, unemployed, was driving a sedan on Jackson Way in Buena Park. Marcos Osoria was riding in the front right passenger seat. For reasons that wer...

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Case Types: Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Government - Municipalities | Government - Excessive Force | Constitutional Law - Due Process | Civil Practice - Summary Judgment | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Training 

Case: Michelle Pickens, Individually, and as Representative of the Estate of Nehemiah Pickens, Deceased, and as next friend of Nehemeshia Pickens and Rayveonia Pickens v. Harris County and Wallace E. Jones, Jr.

State: TX

Date: 2006-11-02

Experts: William Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Police Practices & Procedures

Summary: Shortly after midnight on July 5, 2006, plaintiffs' decedent Nehemiah Pickens was off-duty from his job as a Harris County Precinct 6 reserve deputy constable and was working at his second job as a s...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Sergio Ruiz v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

State: CA

Date: 2003-04-28

Experts: William Lewinski Ph.D. (Mankato, MN) Accident Reconstruction

Summary: As they drove down 58th Drive in Los Angeles on Dec. 31, 2000, Los Angeles sherrif's deputies received a "shots fired call" on their radio. They spotted Sergio Ruiz, who was about to cross the street...