Police Abuse

Family Sues over Deputies Beating Grandfather to Death

He was waiting in car to pick up granddaughter from school


Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff's deputies pepper sprayed and beat a grandfather to death as he waited to pick up his granddaughter from Norco High School, the family claims in court.

The late Dennis Katz's widow, Ester Katz, and his daughter Tracey Katz sued Riverside County, its Sheriff's Department, sheriff's Officer T. Warburg and other unidentified officers, in Superior Court.

The Katzes claim Warburg and others pepper-sprayed and beat Dennis Katz to death on Sept. 22, 2011. He died early the next day. He was 68.