The family of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old father, who was fatally shot by transit police on a San Francisco area subway platform early New Year's Day, has now filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Grant was shot in the back while lying on the platform.
The video (below) of this was all over the news.
In many big cities, police brutality is often responsible for a large portion of claims paid by the municipalities (that is, after malpractice in city hospitals). The solution to ending such deaths, injuries and claims isn’t to stop the lawsuits – it’s to end the brutality.