The City of Lompoc paid an undisclosed amount of money to the family of Michael Giles to settle a lawsuit in a deadly shooting involving the Lompoc Police Department in November 2016. Although the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office ruled the deadly shooting as a justifiable homicide, it will never be justified for Giles’ family.
Giles’ family hired attorney Michael Carrillo to help seek justice in this tragic shooting. The City agreed to settle the lawsuit against the police department by agreeing to pay Guiles’ family an undisclosed amount of money. Carrillo noted that this settlement is clear evidence the police department needs to change.
Carrillo reflected that Michael was someone’s son, someone’s uncle and a brother to his family. The settlement brings some closure to the Giles’ family, but it remains a personal tragedy that will never fully go away.
Wrongful Death Cases for Police Shootings
Officer involved shootings are a tragic consequence of excessive police force in the United States. Nothing can be done to bring back the victims, but filing a wrongful death claim can bring a sense of justice and financial relief for the loved ones left behind.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a police shooting, you need the help of an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights and discuss your options.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our police brutality lawyers can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced legal team will provide you with a comfortable atmosphere that will promote an honest exchange of information. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9379.