Case Number: 2023-003656

In Federal Pro Bono Program

Richard, an inmate at Southern Desert Correctional Center, is pursuing punitive damages for injuries sustained during an encounter with law enforcement. He was shot four times with a non-lethal weapon in the arm, chest, and hand after resisting officers, disobeyed their commands, and arming himself with a metal baseball bat. After being shot with beanbags, he smashed the door of a convenience store and attempted to enter the store. He was subsequently shot once in the leg with live ammo by a second officer. He is requesting $500,000 in damages that he alleges were a result of excessive force. The court stayed the case for 60 days on 3/23/23 pending appointment of counsel through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Hearing(s): Status Conference on 5/23/23 at 9:30 am via videoconference.

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