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November 2, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two years after four white Riverside police officers shot and killed a black woman passed out in a car, the city has finalized a $3-million legal settlement with the woman's survivors, family representatives and attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. Tyisha Miller's family will receive $500,000 immediately and is planning to accept the rest in installments over the next 15 years, said the Rev. Bernell Butler, Miller's cousin and a family spokesman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two years after four white Riverside police officers shot and killed a black woman passed out in a car, the city has finalized a $3-million legal settlement with the woman's survivors, family representatives and attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. Tyisha Miller's family will receive $500,000 immediately and is planning to accept the rest in installments over the next 15 years, said the Rev. Bernell Butler, Miller's cousin and a family spokesman.
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NEWS
February 16, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that local governments can pay punitive damages on behalf of law enforcement officers who have violated the civil rights of citizens. The decision, which arose from a 1987 incident in which a pregnant woman was punched and photographed under duress by Riverside police, was termed "outrageous" by attorney Stephen Yagman of Santa Monica, who sued on the woman's behalf.
NEWS
July 27, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys representing survivors of Tyisha Miller, a black woman killed by white police officers in Riverside, have reached a tentative multimillion-dollar settlement with the city, according to lawyers and court documents filed Wednesday. The documents say an agreement has been reached but do not specify how much the city would pay. But a source close to the case, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the city has agreed to pay $3 million.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1991 | From United Press International
Billboard Firm Sues Riverside: The city of Riverside and its planning department were sued by Martin Communications Inc., which accused the city of violating free-speech rights by arranging the removal of a billboard near the 91 Freeway. The suit said the billboard's removal Nov. 9 was prompted by the planning commission, which allegedly refused to grant a zoning change on the property unless the owner had the billboard taken down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999
Attorneys for the city filed documents Monday seeking dismissal of a federal court lawsuit charging that Tyisha Miller was denied her civil rights when she was fatally shot last December by four Riverside police officers. Miller was shot after the officers, responding to a medical 911 call, said they found her in medical distress inside her locked car and one officer broke a window to reach for a handgun that rested on her lap.
NEWS
April 27, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fleeing home-invasion robber who was shot by Riverside police officers has been awarded an additional $80,000 by the same federal jury that previously awarded him more than $100,000 after finding his civil rights had been violated. Brian Forrett is serving a 32-year prison sentence for the 1990 burglary of a Riverside home in which he tied up three victims and shot one in the head, blinding him, before escaping with four guns and 250 rounds of ammunition.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Moreno Valley man left quadriplegic after a car he was riding in spun out of control and crashed into a palm tree here has won a $12-million settlement from the city of Riverside and Volkswagen of America, the man's attorney said Tuesday.
NEWS
July 27, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys representing survivors of Tyisha Miller, a black woman killed by white police officers in Riverside, have reached a tentative multimillion-dollar settlement with the city, according to lawyers and court documents filed Wednesday. The documents say an agreement has been reached but do not specify how much the city would pay. But a source close to the case, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the city has agreed to pay $3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999
Attorneys for the city filed documents Monday seeking dismissal of a federal court lawsuit charging that Tyisha Miller was denied her civil rights when she was fatally shot last December by four Riverside police officers. Miller was shot after the officers, responding to a medical 911 call, said they found her in medical distress inside her locked car and one officer broke a window to reach for a handgun that rested on her lap.
NEWS
April 27, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fleeing home-invasion robber who was shot by Riverside police officers has been awarded an additional $80,000 by the same federal jury that previously awarded him more than $100,000 after finding his civil rights had been violated. Brian Forrett is serving a 32-year prison sentence for the 1990 burglary of a Riverside home in which he tied up three victims and shot one in the head, blinding him, before escaping with four guns and 250 rounds of ammunition.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1991 | From United Press International
Billboard Firm Sues Riverside: The city of Riverside and its planning department were sued by Martin Communications Inc., which accused the city of violating free-speech rights by arranging the removal of a billboard near the 91 Freeway. The suit said the billboard's removal Nov. 9 was prompted by the planning commission, which allegedly refused to grant a zoning change on the property unless the owner had the billboard taken down.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that local governments can pay punitive damages on behalf of law enforcement officers who have violated the civil rights of citizens. The decision, which arose from a 1987 incident in which a pregnant woman was punched and photographed under duress by Riverside police, was termed "outrageous" by attorney Stephen Yagman of Santa Monica, who sued on the woman's behalf.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Moreno Valley man left quadriplegic after a car he was riding in spun out of control and crashed into a palm tree here has won a $12-million settlement from the city of Riverside and Volkswagen of America, the man's attorney said Tuesday.
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