Police Abuse

Family of Man Killed by LAPD after Car Chase to Sue for $20 Million

Was unarmed; shooting aired on live television

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The family of a man who was shot dead by Los Angeles police on live television following a car chase in his Corvette plans to file a claim against the city for $20 million, their attorney said.

Dale Galipo, an attorney for the family, said the father of Brian Beaird "literally watched his son killed on live TV—he sees it as murder."

Galipo added that at the time Beaird's father was watching the chase unfold on television, he didn't know it was his son.

Police have faced numerous questions about the Dec. 13 shooting, which occurred after Beaird, 51, crashed his Corvette in downtown Los Angeles and staggered out of his vehicle.

Live footage from KTLA-TV showed Beaird briefly raising his hands with his back to officers, then grabbing his stomach and falling to the ground after police opened fire.

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