A California family has been awarded $2.9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Oxnard Police Department. The family alleged that excessive police force caused their son's death, and the panel of jurors in the case agreed.
The 26-year-old California man died in police custody, not long after he consumed methamphetamine in 2012. Police claimed that the man died due to an overdose of the drug, but in the wrongful death lawsuit, the man's relatives alleged otherwise. They said that the officers killed the man by way of "active prone restraint."