Jurors heard inadmissible evidence an attorney said was devastating to an excessive force lawsuit against a Long Beach police officer.
Officer Matthew Hernandez fired on 20-year-old Feras Morad on the evening of May 27, 2015, after a three-minute struggle in which Hernandez hit Morad with a flashlight, shot a Taser at him and attempted to wrestle him to the ground, according to court documents.
Depending on who’s telling the story, Feras Morad was either a disoriented college student in desperate need of medical attention when a panicked Long Beach police officer killed him, or he was an unpredictable and aggressive threat to public safety who’d violently resisted arrest before the officer made a split-second decision to shoot in self-defense.
The family of a 20-year-old college student fatally shot by a Long Beach police officer in May has filed a lawsuit against the city of Long Beach, asking for $30 million in damages and calling for a change in police procedures.
Attorneys representing the family of Feras Morad, a 20-year-old Woodland Hills resident fatally shot by a Long Beach police officer in May, announced the filing of a wrongful death claim against the city during a news conference outside the Long Beach Police Department Wednesday morning.
A group of protesters supporting the families of Feras Morad and Hector Morejon demonstrated in downtown Long Beach Saturday. Participants eventually took over the streets and confronted Long Beach police on Pine Avenue. No arrests were made.
The Long Beach Police Department has released the name of the officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Woodland Hills resident Feras Morad on May 27, in response to a Public Records Act request filed by the Post.
Nearly 100 people turned out in support of Woodland Hills resident Feras Morad—who was fatally shot by a Long Beach police officer—during a rally and march Thursday afternoon near the Long Beach Civic Center and Downtown area.
The Long Beach Police Department released 911 and dispatcher calls Wednesday related to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Woodland Hills resident Feras Morad last week.
The Long Beach police officer who fatally shot Woodland Hills resident Feras Morad last week is a 12-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), according to LBPD Deputy Chief David Hendricks.