County of Los Angeles v. Mendez

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez

In the case of County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, the officers received information that an armed parolee resided in a given residence. The Sheriff’s Department decided to carry on an investigation to confirm the details provided. In conducting the search, the two deputies involved decided to focus on the property while the others focused on the main house. Without any knowledge and a search warrant, the deputies opened the shack’s door where Mendez and his pregnant wife Garcia were taking a nap. Mendez was shocked, and he woke up from the bed holding a BB gun and pointed it to the officers. In retaliation, the deputies continuously shot at Mendez for a couple of times thereby causing injury to him. Mendez reported the suits and a ruling which identified a Fourth Amendment violation

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