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California Upland cops Craig Sipple, Nicolas Peelman & John Bonhus sued in shooting of Christian Rodriguez

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Apr 28, 2014.

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    Perps: Officer Craig Sipple, Officer Nicolas Peelman, Officer John Bonhus

    Victim: Christian Rodriguez

    Department: Upland Police Department

    Location: Upland, California


    Upland man who was shot 10 times sues city, police department and officers

    A man who was shot 10 times by police last year is suing the city, claiming the officer-involved shooting at close range was unjustified. In a lawsuit filed in West Valley Superior Court against Upland’spolice department and three officers, Upland-based attorney Robert Schauer alleges the police officers used excessive force when they shot then 18-year-old Christian Rodriguez several times at close range, and that he did not pose a threat to law enforcement.

    However, police said last year that Rodriguez was armed with a handgun when he was shot. “There was no gun, no knife by their own admission,” said Schauer, based on police transcripts. “They made a terrible, terrible mistake.” The complaint alleges negligence by police offers Craig Sipple, Nicolas Peelman and John Bonhus for failing to determine if Rodriguez had a weapon, and that the three officers had a “prior custom and practice to harass citizens and use excessive force.”

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