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June 6, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga man who was shot at least seven times by police during a drug raid that yielded .002 of a gram of methamphetamine was found not guilty of assault with a firearm on a police officer by a San Fernando Superior Court jury Wednesday. John Gersboll, 40, buried his face in his hands as the clerk read the verdict. "There are no words to express what I feel," he said, leaning on a cane that he uses as a result of his injuries. "I'm just glad it's over."
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March 31, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting claims of police brutality and cover-up in the Los Angeles Police Department, a federal court jury ruled Tuesday that officers were justified in shooting Tujunga gunsmith John Gersboll at least seven times in a 1990 raid. The Los Angeles federal court jury delivered the Police Department a clean sweep in the highly publicized case, ruling that officers did not unlawfully assault Gersboll or his wife, did not inflict emotional distress and did not violate the couple's civil rights.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samantha Gersboll was at home with one of her daughters, Elora, recently when a man armed with a lead pipe showed up at her doorstep. He had come angrily, looking for a man named Von and refused to leave when Gersboll told him he had the wrong address. Frightened, she considered calling the police, but thought again. "We're in a position now where we can't call the police," she said, sitting in the living room of her Tujunga home. "We really can't. . . .
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July 8, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samantha Gersboll was at home with one of her daughters, Elora, recently when a man armed with a lead pipe showed up at her doorstep. He had come angrily, looking for a man named Von and refused to leave when Gersboll told him he had the wrong address. Frightened, she considered calling the police, but thought again. "We're in a position now where we can't call the police," she said, sitting in the living room of her Tujunga home. "We really can't. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting claims of police brutality and cover-up in the Los Angeles Police Department, a federal court jury ruled Tuesday that officers were justified in shooting Tujunga gunsmith John Gersboll at least seven times in a 1990 raid. The Los Angeles federal court jury delivered the Police Department a clean sweep in the highly publicized case, ruling that officers did not unlawfully assault Gersboll or his wife, did not inflict emotional distress and did not violate the couple's civil rights.
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May 31, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police shot a Tujunga man seven times during a drug raid that yielded only .002 of a gram of methamphetamine because he pointed a gun at officers, perhaps to delay them while others in the house flushed drugs down a toilet, a prosecutor suggested in closing arguments at the man's assault trial. "That gives people a lot of time," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sidney Trapp told a San Fernando Superior Court jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993
Rejecting claims of police brutality and a cover-up in the Los Angeles Police Department, a federal court jury ruled Tuesday that officers were justified in shooting Tujunga gunsmith John Gersboll at least seven times in a 1990 raid. The case stemmed from an anonymous tip of drug dealing that lead police to raid the Gersboll home on Tujunga Canyon Boulevard the night of Jan. 23, 1990.
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April 24, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Sunland man, who was shot at least seven times by Los Angeles police officers during a drug raid that yielded no drugs, went on trial Tuesday in a case that is under investigation by the FBI for indications of police brutality. John Gersboll, 40, faces a charge of assault with a firearm on a police officer, possession of a machine gun, possession of a silencer and possession of a destructive device. His wife, Samantha, 45, is also on trial on illegal weapons charges.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Police shot and critically wounded a Tujunga man during a drug raid at his home when the man allegedly confronted narcotics officers with a gun, authorities said this morning. John Gersboll, 39, was wounded in the chest, hip and left leg during the shooting at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 9900 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, said Lt. William Hall, head of the LAPD's officer-involved shooting team. Gersboll did not fire the gun he had pointed at officers and no one else was injured, Hall said.
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May 15, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga man, who was shot seven times by Los Angeles police officers during a drug raid at his home, told a San Fernando Superior Court jury Tuesday that he had already dropped his pistol when the officers shot him in the back repeatedly as he lay on the floor. "I remember asking 'why?' at least three times between the rounds," John Gersboll told jurors.
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June 6, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tujunga man who was shot at least seven times by police during a drug raid that yielded .002 of a gram of methamphetamine was found not guilty of assault with a firearm on a police officer by a San Fernando Superior Court jury Wednesday. John Gersboll, 40, buried his face in his hands as the clerk read the verdict. "There are no words to express what I feel," he said, leaning on a cane that he uses as a result of his injuries. "I'm just glad it's over."
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January 25, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a Tujunga man during a drug raid at his house when the man confronted narcotics officers with a gun, authorities said Wednesday. John Gersboll, 39, was wounded in the chest, hip and left leg during the shooting at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 9900 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard, said Lt. William Hall, head of the department's officer-involved shooting team. Gersboll did not fire the gun he pointed at officers and no one else was injured, Hall said.
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