United States District Court, C.D. California
MICHAEL N. FEUER, City Attorney - SBN 111529x THOMAS H.
PETERS, Chief Assistant City Attorney - SBN 163388 CORY M.
BRENTE, Assistant City Attorney - SBN 115453 RENA M.
SHAHANDEH, Deputy City Attorney - SBN 198072 Attorneys for
Defendants CITY OF LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICERS
JOHN CARLYLE, BRANDON ROCKETT, RYAN PEAKE, KANE CHIU, JUSTIN
WOLFCHIEF, OSCAR CORDOBA, and BORIS WASHINGTON
[PROPOSED] JUDGMENT IN FAVOR
OF CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND JUSTIN WOLFCHIEF AND AGAINST
TEREMY JACKSON FOLLOWING JURY VERDICT
L. ABRAMS, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
HONORABLE COURT AND TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF
action came on regularly for trial on June 7, 2016 in
Courtroom 12 of the United States District Court for the
Central District of California before the Honorable Paul L.
Abrams, United States District Court Judge. Plaintiffs RAYVEN
VINSON, CHRISTIAN SUTTON, OLAOLUWA BAYODE, DEBBIE RUMBO,
FRANCES WANG, and JASON SNEED were represented by Fred
Dorton, Esq. Plaintiff TEREMY JACKSON was represented by
Lance Filer, Esq. Defendants, CITY OF LOS ANGELES, JOHN
CARLYLE, BRANDON ROCKETT, RYAN PEAKE, KANE CHIU, JUSTIN
WOLFCHIEF, OSCAR CORDOBA, and BORIS WASHINGTON were
represented by Deputy City Attorney Rena M. Shahandeh and
Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
of eight (8) persons was regularly empaneled and sworn.
Witnesses were sworn and testified and documentary evidence
was introduced and admitted into evidence in Phase I of the
trial (individual liability and compensatory damages). After
hearing all evidence and arguments of counsel, the jury was
duly instructed by the Court as to all counts against the
individual defendants, and the cause was submitted to the
jury with directions to return a verdict on the issues, if
after proper deliberations, they could do so. The jury
deliberated and thereafter returned to the court with a
the jury verdict in Phase I of the trial, but before
commencement of Phase II (Monell liability and
punitive damages), on June 17, 2016, Defendant CITY OF LOS
ANGELES entered into a settlement, subject to City Council
approval, with Plaintiffs RAYVEN VINSON, CHRISTIAN SUTTON,
OLAOLUWA BAYODE, DEBBIE RUMBO, FRANCES WANG, and JASON SNEED.
All claims by the settling Plaintiffs will be dismissed with
prejudice upon completion of the settlement. Plaintiff TEREMY
JACKSON was not a party to the settlement, and because he did
not prevail on any claims in Phase I, there was no need for a
jury to determine any issues in Phase II.
jury verdict with respect to Plaintiff TEREMY JACKSON was as
We, the jury, find as follows:
QUESTION NO. 4: Do you find by a preponderance of the
evidence that Officer Justin Wolfchief used excessive force
against Teremy Jackson?
(Check “Yes” or “No”) ___Yes
QUESTION NO. 8: Do you find by a preponderance of the
evidence that Officer Justin Wolfchief arrested Teremy
Jackson without probable cause?
(Check “Yes” or “No”) ___Yes
QUESTION NO. 12: Do you find by a preponderance of the
evidence that Officer Justin Wolfchief intentionally or
purposefully discriminated against ...