Police Abuse

LAPD Sued Over Wrongful Shooting During Dorner Manhunt

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A man who was shot at by police in a case of mistaken identity during a frenzied manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer on a deadly rampage has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting.

David Perdue was on his way to the beach for an early-morning surf session on Feb. 7 before work when police fired at his Honda truck without any warning, according to court documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday.

Police fired at least three bullets at Perdue's truck before ordering him out and detaining him for an hour. He was shot at even after being cleared by other officers after they were satisfied he was not the man they were looking for, court documents said.