Brendon Glenn’s Death Due to Unjustified and Excessive Deadly Force
On May 5, 2015, an African American man by the name of Brendon Glenn, was
shot and killed after being battered by police on the Venice boardwalk.
The LAPD police officer who shot him, Officer Proctor, told investigators
that he had seen Glenn’s hand touching the holster of his partner’s gun.
Proctor opened fire on Glenn. Due to video footage from a nearby establishment
and a formal statement from his partner, this account did not line up
with what happened at all. Glenn was seeing reaching back, but not on
the side where the officer’s gun was safely holstered.
Attorney V. James DeSimone represented the family of Brendon Glenn in this incident of wrongful death,
filing a case of police brutality against the City of Los Angeles. The
family that Glenn left behind include his mother and a 4-year-old son
that will now have to grow up without a father. “There’s just
no way to undo this wrong […] you can’t bring someone’s
life back,” said Attorney DeSimone in a statement to local news sources.
$4 Million Settlement Achieved for Glenn’s Family
After relentless representation, the team of Attorneys at V. James DeSimone
Law achieved a $4 million settlement for Glenn’s family on Tuesday,
December 13, 2016. The money will be split evenly between both the mother
and the son. The reason for this high payout is due in part to LAPD Chief
Charlie Beck’s recommendation that criminal charges be filed against
the officer who shot Glenn, which the Police Commission agreed with, saying
that Officer Proctor violated LAPD rules regarding the use of deadly force.
This settlement was one of three involving LAPD shootings of unarmed men.
The total of all three settlements equals $8 million that the City Council
has agreed to pay out.
Read more about the case settlement on these various news platforms:
LA Times: L.A. to pay more than $8 million to settle lawsuits over deadly shootings by LAPD
ABC 7 News: Family of Man Fatally Shot by LAPD in Venice Speaks Out After $4M Settlement
CBS News: Family of Man Fatally Shot By LAPD Officer In Venice Speaks Out After
Receiving $4M Settlement
89.3 KPCC: LA Agrees to $4 Million Settlement in Fatal Venice Police Shooting of
Homeless Black Man