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Huntington Beach CA to pay $125,000 in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

According to city officials the parents of a teenager who was killed in a confrontation with Huntington Beach police in 2006 will receive $125,000 from the city in a settlement of their wrongful-death lawsuit.

The victim aged 18, was shot by two Huntington Beach police officers after they responded to 911 reports of a woman holding a 4-inch knife walking near a park.

The parents filed a lawsuit accusing the two officers of excessive and unreasonable force. The suit sought at least $40 million in compensatory and punitive damages for each parent.

Investigations by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the district attorney’s office cleared the officers of wrongdoing, saying they were forced into a split-second decision to kill a woman they believed to be dangerous.

On the day she was shot, the victim had just finished a night of partying and had gotten into an argument with her mother, prosecutors said. She poked her mother in the stomach with a knife and cut her across the arms, leaving superficial wounds on the mom’s wrists.

The girl was later seen near a park with the knife. Prosecutors said that when officers ordered the girl to give up her weapon, she said, “I’m on drugs, just . . . kill me” before running toward the officers. She was shot 15 times when she came within eight feet of them.

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