FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

Calif. Officers Cleared In Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

October 02, 2013  | 

A federal judge has cleared several San Jose Police officers who shot and killed a mentally ill man in his back yard after he had slashed his brother's throat, reports the Mercury News.

Daniel Pham, 27, died in the May 2009 standoff with officers who had responded to the family's home. The family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officers, claiming they provoked Pham by jumping a backyard fence instead of calling for an officer trained to deal with mentally ill subjects.

A grand jury cleared the officers and on Monday Judge Edward Davila agreed that the officers were justified in using deadly force due to their fear that Pham would re-enter the home and stab the brother's girlfriend.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Indiana Sheriff’s K-9, Suspect Shot After Gary Traffic Stop
A Lake County, IN, sheriff’s officer shot a person who shot his police dog Wednesday...
Video: CA Man Wanted for Threatening People with Hatchet Killed by Police After Vehicle Pursuit
A man wanted for threatening people with a Hatchet was shot dead by police after a chase...
North Dakota Deputy and Suspect Killed in Wednesday Shootout
A Rolette County, ND, Sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed in a shootout Wednesday...
New Mexico Sheriff Killed in Rollover Accident
Lea County (NM) Sheriff Steve Ackerman died in a single-vehicle crash described as a...
SHOT Show 2017: Ridge Footwear Holds Fundraiser to Benefit Officers
Ridge Footwear held a fundraiser Wednesday at the company’s SHOT Show booth to benefit...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine