Out Of Control Cops
On June 27th, 2013 a team of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies executed a drug raid at the home of Eugene Mallory, killing him while he lay in his bed and yelling “drop the gun” immediately after they shot him. There were no drugs on Mallory’s property and the nearly deaf old man hadn’t been holding a gun.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the case against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department after they claimed in the report that the 80-year-old man was wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The entire raid had been triggered by a self-described narcotics expert who tipped police off to what he believed was illegal activity in the home.
No traces of methamphetamine were found.
Reason Magazine produced an excellent video about this heartbreaking tragedy.