Oxnard pays $6.7 million to settle to police gunning of innocent man
June 12, 2014
The city of Oxnard will pay $6.7 million to the family of an innocent man police shot repeatedly and killed in October 2012. [KEYT]
Alfonso Limon was walking home with his brother from a workout at a local high school on the night of Oct 13, 2012 when Oxnard police officers mistook them for suspects they were chasing from a violent traffic stop. The officers opened fire, and Limon suffered 16 to 21 bullet wounds, according to his attorney.
Limon’s brother escaped and survived. He said the officers never addressed them verbally before shooting.
The $6.7 million settlement in the largest Oxnard has paid in a wrongful death case.
Following the shooting, the Oxnard Police Department has instituted new protocols that include requiring officers to wear body-mounted cameras and audio recorders.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the case and will soon release its findings.