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April 18, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a Korean immigrant killed by sheriff's deputies two years ago in what one police witness termed an "execution" agreed Tuesday to accept $999,999 to settle their suit against Los Angeles County. The settlement marks a victory for the family of Hong Pyo Lee and local Korean community groups, who launched a series of angry protests over what they claimed was the Sheriff's Department's cover-up of an "ugly mistake." The victim's father, Sung Kyu Lee of Cerritos, announced the settlement at a news conference at a Koreatown television studio.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a Korean immigrant killed by sheriff's deputies two years ago in what one police witness termed an "execution" agreed Tuesday to accept $999,999 to settle their suit against Los Angeles County. The settlement marks a victory for the family of Hong Pyo Lee and local Korean community groups, who launched a series of angry protests over what they claimed was the Sheriff's Department's cover-up of an "ugly mistake." The victim's father, Sung Kyu Lee of Cerritos, announced the settlement at a news conference at a Koreatown television studio.
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March 9, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN and JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writers
A year after an unarmed Cerritos man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after a lengthy car chase, 30 family members and friends gathered Wednesday in Cypress at the grave of Hong Pyo Lee to remember him and to press their demands for legal action against the deputies.
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March 9, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN and JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writers
A year after an unarmed Cerritos man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after a lengthy car chase, 30 family members and friends gathered Wednesday in Cypress at the grave of Hong Pyo Lee to remember him and to press their demands for legal action against the deputies.
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March 10, 1988
Two men were shot and killed by law enforcement officers in separate incidents Tuesday. Hong Pyo Lee, 21, of Cerritos, was shot in Long Beach after drove away from Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies following a traffic violation, was cornered in a dead-end street, then "turned and tried to run the deputies over," Deputy Van Mosley said. In the second incident, Los Angeles police were called out to investigate a man brandishing a gun in an alley between 74th and 75th streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990
The Los Angeles County Claims Board approved a $1-million settlement Monday of a wrongful death suit filed against the Sheriff's Department by the family of a man killed by deputies after a traffic stop in 1988. Under county policy, settlements of more than $100,000 are not final until approved by the Board of Supervisors, which will be May 29 at the earliest.
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April 28, 1988 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
Ending a six-week investigation, the district attorney's office Wednesday found that four sheriff's deputies acted in self-defense when they fatally shot an unarmed 21-year-old Korean man in Long Beach after a 15-mile car chase last month. In deciding not to file criminal charges against the deputies, the district attorney's special investigations division cited the account of an eyewitness who corroborated deputies' reports that the man had suddenly backed his car toward the deputies.
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March 17, 1988 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
Sometime after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7, Hong Pyo Lee walked out of his house in the well-tended suburb of Cerritos and drove off in his new, white Audi--a restive young man still struggling to put a troubled adolescence behind him. He told no one where he was going. His father was working a 15-hour shift at the family's liquor store in Anaheim. His older brother, who is married and still living at home according to Korean custom, was asleep with his wife in the next bedroom.
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