Family Sues Long Beach Police Department for Wrongful Death

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A man suffering a mental illness condition who had been fatally shot by Long Beach cops in December's family has submitted a $20 million claim for dam

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A man suffering a mental illness condition who had been fatally shot by Long Beach cops in December’s family has submitted a $20 million claim for damages–the initial step toward a lawsuit against the police division.
39 year old Mharloun Saycon was shot and killed by authorities at a game room on Dec. 14 of last year. Authorities had responded promptly to calls which reported the male waving a firearm and, they discovered Saycon with a knife in his hand a when they arrived on the scene. According to the officers, Saycon declined to cooperate with authorities despite the fact that a taser was drawn. As a result of this encounter, Sycon was shot and killed.

At the time of the episode, Saycon was being treated for bipolar-schizophrenia and was known to relapse from time from time. Their family claims officials should have taken the proper steps to take him to a Hospital or Mental Health facility where he could get the necessary help for his long term condition and believes that the problem should have been treated differently. Along with the $20-million state, they are requesting that officers get the proper training for any possible future situations that may occur.

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