Claims Filed Against City Over Fatal Police Shooting in Pasadena

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Attorneys Luis Carrillo, right, and Michael Carrillo, far left, represent the father of Anthony McClain, Archie Barry, center, as they discuss a legal claim filed against the City of Pasadena for allegedly violating his son’s civil rights, announced during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe A photograph presented by the attorneys of Anthony McClain showing him moments before he was shot and killed, which they said show McClain holding a Michael Kors belt buckle which they claim the police mistook for a gun. The photo on display during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) The father of Anthony McClain, Archie Barry, takes off his mask before talking with the media about filing a legal claim against the City of Pasadena alleging violations of his son’s civil rights, announced during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Public Safety Claims Filed Against City Over Fatal Police Shooting in Pasadena BY BRIAN DAY WITH EDDIE RIVERA | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES CARBONE | VIDEO BY EDDIE RIVERA Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 1:34 pm 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img The controversial photograph of Anthony McClain before he was shot and killed, showing McClain holding his Michael Kors belt buckle which the attorneys claim the Pasadena PD mistaken for a gun, the photo on display during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Attorneys Luis Carrillo, right, and Michael Carrillo, far left, represent the father of Anthony McClain, Archie Barry, center, as they discuss a legal claim filed against the City of Pasadena for allegedly violating his son’s civil rights, announced during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) [Updated]  Archie Barry, identified as the father of a man who was fatally shot by police in Pasadena earlier this month, alleges excessive force was used in the wrongful death of his son in a claim for damages filed against the city, Barry’s lawyers announced Thursday. Other family members filed a separate claim against Pasadena on Thursday, according to their attorney, Caree Harper.Attorney Luis Carrillo, who is representing Barry, said 32-year-old Anthony McClain was unarmed when he was shot by police on the night of Aug. 15 and posed no threat to officers.“We have started the legal process against the city of Pasadena,” Carrillo said during a press conference held Thursday outside Pasadena Police Department headquarters.A claim is a precursor to a lawsuit. According to state law, the city has 30 days to respond to the claim before a formal lawsuit can be initiated.“The officer that shot and killed Anthony McClain clearly did not have any justifiable reason to shoot and kill Anthony McClain,” Carrillo said. “This city does not teach its officers reverence for human life. This officer did not respect Anthony McClain’s life.“This officer cowardly shot Anthony McClain in the back. This city does not train its police officers well,” the attorney continued. “Anthony McClain was no imminent threat to this officer or any officers when he was cowardly shot in the back by this police officer. That officer, that night, was trigger happy.”The claim, filed Wednesday, seeks unspecified damages.The city issued a statement in which it said that “any loss of life is tragic and we extend our heart-felt condolences to the family of Mr. McClain. Incidents such as these have a traumatic impact on the family, our Pasadena community and our dedicated law enforcement personnel.”“We cannot change what has occurred, but we can ensure that this incident will be fully investigated; investigations that are already underway. Additionally, we will initiate an independent, third-party review of this incident that will result in a publically available report. Our community deserves to know more about this incident and we will provide the facts. We understand the urgency and will proceed diligently and with all speed until this important work is done. ”McClain’s father said his son’s death has left him devastated.“This breaks me down to have lost my son like this,” Barry said during the press conference. “I see no reason for this to have happened. I don’t know how I can deal with this.”McClain, a resident of Pasadena, was fatally shot on Aug. 15 during an encounter that stemmed from a traffic stop along North Raymond Avenue, near La Pintoresca Park, Pasadena police said. McClain was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for lack of a front license plate, officials said.After being asked to step out of the car, McClain ran from officers and allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband, police said.Video of the incident released by police appears to show McClain holding an object in his left hand as he ran from police, but details of the object cannot be clearly seen in the footage. Police have also released video footage that shows McClain tossing an object, which they say was a handgun, across the street.The incident has led to several local protests. The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not been released.So far, a report on McClain’s autopsy has not been released. Police are waiting for the results of DNA analysis on the gun.Attorney Michael Carrillo, Luis Carrillo’s son and a member of the South Pasadena-based Carrillo Law Firm, said police and city officials have released statements and videos regarding the shooting “that totally go against what the actual evidence is.”“They claim that [McClain] was grabbing his waistband, grabbing a gun at the time that he got out of the vehicle. That is totally false,” Michael Carrillo said.Holding up a photograph taken from police body camera footage, Michael Carrillo pointed to an object shaped like the letter “K,” on which McClain’s left hand was resting.“What that is is a Michael Kors belt,” he said, referring to a clothing designer.“All you have to do is go to Anthony McClain’s Facebook page and you’ll see that exact same belt,” Michael Carrillo said, holding up a photo of McClain wearing a belt with a large buckle reading “MK.”The lawyer also disputed the assertion by police that officers recovered a handgun that had been thrown by McClain.“What we’re saying, too, is that we believe that whatever weapon was recovered by the city of Pasadena was not actually Anthony McClain’s,” Michael Carrillo said. “That’s why we’re calling on the [state] Attorney General’s Office to investigate the Pasadena PD and really conduct an independent investigation about the shooting and what happened to Anthony McClain, because what happened to him was wrong and was against the law. Somebody needs to get in here and investigate these officers.”The claim, which alleges civil rights violations and wrongful death, also seeks damages for the loss of Barry’s son, as well as for “the pain and suffering of decedent Anthony McClain that he suffered before his death.”It further alleges the city failed to properly train or screen the involved officers.“The shooting of Decedent Anthony McClain was completely unjustified in that Anthony McClain was unarmed and was not a threat to Pasadena Police Officers,” the claim states.It also states McClain did not receive proper medical care following the shooting.“Pasadena police officers negligently failed to provide necessary medical attention to Anthony McClain after he was shot in the back,” according to the claim. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News The father of Anthony McClain, Archie Barry, talks with the media about filing a legal claim against the City of Pasadena alleging violation of his son’s civil rights announced during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff The father of Anthony McClain Archie Barry, left, and his attorney Luis Carrillo, right, file a legal claim against the City of Pasadena violating his sons civil rights, announced during a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  ‹›last_img read more

Man accused of stealing vehicle in Minneapolis arrested in Thornton

first_imgTHORNTON — A man who allegedly stole a vehicle in the Twin Cities has been arrested in Cerro Gordo County. 51-year-old Greggery Kisling was arrested by authorities at about 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon at the Classic Stop convenience store in Thornton. Court documents state that Kisling told law enforcement after his arrest that he was driving the stolen vehicle down to Texas with the intent to sell it. Authorities also allegedly located methamphetamine in the vehicle, hidden in the lid of a container of coffee pouches. Kisling was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of second-degree theft and possession of meth first offense. He’s being held on $10,000 bond.last_img

Oscar lives Olympic 400m ‘dream’

first_imgThen, before turning in for the evening, he shared a last message: “That was simply one of the most amazing and special days of my life! Thank you for sharing in it with me! Till tomorrow’s Semi-Final.” 5 August 2012 After his race, the 25-year-old South African was swamped by reporters seeking a quick word about his becoming the first double-amputee to compete in the Olympics athletics competition, never mind the fact that he had made the semi-finals. Mokoena registered only two legal jumps in his six attempts, with the better of his two efforts being a first round jump of 7.93 metres. In round three, his mark was just 7.62m. ‘The most amazing experience’“It was the most amazing experience, the crowd was amazing. I saw the South African flag. Just the experience of being here is a dream come true.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Jade Close scored the decisive goal early in the match, beating goalkeeper Mariette Rix in the seventh minute. Best time of the seasonEven then, Pistorius recorded his best time of this season, a very respectable 45.44 seconds, with Luguelin Santos, the world junior champion, winning in 45.04. Later, he wrote on Twitter: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me. That was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! :)” Long jumpBeijing Olympic Games silver medallist Khotso Mokoena made it to the final of the long jump competition by leaping 8.02 metres in qualifying, but he was far from his best in the final on Saturday evening. HockeyThe South African women’s hockey teams suffered its third defeat in as many games, going down 1-0 to Australia. Previously they lost to world number two Argentina and world number three Germany. Marsha Marescia and company then took the game to the Aussies and created a good number of chances – more than the Australians managed – without finding the necessary finishes. British athlete Greg Rutherford delivered in front of his home support, capturing gold with a distance of 8.31 metres. Australia’s Mitchell Watt placed second and the USA’s Will Claye third. There were 25 gold medals up for grabs on “Super Saturday” at the London Olympic Games, and while British athletes gave home supporters what they wanted, delivering three gold medals, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius delighted people with his qualification for the semi-finals of the 400 metres. “I was so nervous this morning. Thanks to everyone for showing their support. I didn’t know whether to cry. I had a mixture of emotions,” said Pistorius. He was a long way out of the running early on, but pulled his way back into the reckoning with a strong third 100 metres, which allowed him to ease up near the end, certain of advancing as one of two automatic qualifiers from the heat. “The Blade Runner”, a double-amputee who was born without fibulas (bones between knee and ankle) in either leg, went off in the first of the seven heats. last_img read more

President Ramaphosa to participate at the Financial Times (FT) Africa Summit, London

first_imgPresident Ramaphosa has been invited to give a key note address at the Financial Times (FT) Africa Summit under the theme Africa in Motion in the United Kingdom in London, 13-14 October 2019.The Annual Summit is a collaboration of prominent speakers in business, politics and economics, as well as heads of state committed to increasing economic growth. His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the opening keynote address with Mr Lionel Barber, Editor of Financial Times on October 14, 2019.Fellow African leaders H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, as well as H.E. Irene Margaret Nafuna Mulomi, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, from Uganda will be joining President Ramaphosa. This opportunity is well appropriate for the Nation Brand as it is a cooperation of various stakeholders who are building awareness and strengthening the competitiveness of the continent as a whole.In positioning South Africa’s investment drive, the strengthening of ties for intra-African trade, the FT Summit signifies and asserts the significant role South Africa plays in Africa’s growth and development.Last week President Ramaphosa hosted a successful state visit by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari where he said “The economies of the African continent are together growing at a rate far greater than our own, and we need to see the opportunity that such growth presents for our economy and our people. It is for this reason that we have embraced the African Continental Free Trade Area.”Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Presidency and the Department of Small Business Development, will run an integrated programme at the Summit to ensure a seamless representation of the Nation Brand.Follow the conversations @Brand_SA #BetterAfricaBetterWorld, #InvestSA, #FTAfricaWatch highlights from the 2018 FT Africa Summit here.last_img read more

Are We Doomed As a Society?

first_imgI saw a commercial the other day for Ford vehicles that promoted their “Drive Green” initiative, in which they stress various sustainable attributes of their vehicles and company. Being a natural skeptic, I expected a fair amount of greenwashing and unsubstantiated claims in their marketing, and, in fact, I was not disappointed.I was able to locate a fact sheet on this program and while they are, like most car companies, improving their MPG throughout their product line, their marketing is mostly focused on alternative technologies like hybrid gas/electric, all electric, and hydrogen vehicles. Ford is by no means particularly evil as far as car companies, or even large corporations in general. When compared to General Motors, which worked hard to eliminate trolley systems so they could sell buses and cars, and pretty much perfected planned obsolescence in their product lines, Ford looks (almost) saintly.Ford’s Greenwashing and Cool TechnologiesWhile I recognize that Ford has to focus on making products that they can sell profitably, they are still making primarily cars and light trucks, which, no matter how efficient and sustainable they are, will only continue to help degrade the environment and diminish quality of life as traffic continues to worsen. In the midst of this, the “green” benefits they promote include soy-based foam and “compostable-type” plastic in car seats, flex-fuel vehicles that allow us to use corn ethanol in their tanks, plug-in hybrids, and improved gas mileage throughout their lines.After a quick Google search, I found a TED lecture video by Bill Ford, who seems like a nice, genuine guy, talking about the future of transportation. He goes on about his commitment to the environment and how Ford is working to make things better for us. Various efforts he discussed mostly focus on advanced technology including communicating and/or driverless cars and advanced reservation of parking spaces. All kind of cool, gee-whiz sort of stuff, but nothing that really smells like real solutions to our transportation problems.It All Goes Back to Our BehaviorThe big piece of the transportation problem that was nowhere to be seen was a combination of mass transit and human behavior. Right now, disregarding the occasional, or even frequent, traffic jam, driving is pretty easy and cheap. With the exception of some major cities where driving is miserable, parking expensive, and effective mass transit exists, jumping in your car and driving to wherever is, for most people, the simplest solution.I know – I do it myself, although I do tend to walk more often than most people I know and I do, occasionally, use mass transit. There is a lot of talk, and federal money, going towards high-speed rail and other regional and local transit projects, but we won’t be able to wean ourselves from cars until driving becomes so expensive and inconvenient that the alternatives look better in comparison.This will take more than just financial and infrastructure changes. It will take a willingness to accept a little less control over our destinies – we will have to deal with it taking longer and being less convenient to get places.Just Frogs Boiling in a PotTo me, this reinforces my belief that our biggest obstacle to real change, whether in energy efficiency, transportation, or just sustainability in general, is human behavior.I have come to the conclusion that we have become a lazy society. We seem to be unwilling to do anything even remotely inconvenient that we don’t have to. HVAC systems run in perfect weather because we won’t take the time to open our windows. We drive around the block (myself occasionally guilty) because we don’t want to take the time, or get sweaty or cold walking. We build big, poorly constructed houses and buy too much cheap stuff to fill up the space when we would be better off with smaller, better-built ones that cost less to furnish.If you put a frog in cold water and heat it to a boil, it will die, but if you put it in a pot of boiling water it will jump right out. I am afraid that our society is like the frog in the cold water, we will just happily hang out until we ultimately die off when what we really need to be is thrown into a pot of boiling water so we can figure out that we have some problems.last_img read more

Country Music Star Brad Paisley Named First College GameDay Guest Picker

first_imgBrad Paisley on College Gameday as the guest picker.Brad Paisley College Gameday guest pickerBelieve it, college football fans – the 2015 season starts in just three days. That also means that Saturday morning, College GameDay will be back on our television screens. ESPN’s famed college football preview show will be broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas, ahead of the Alabama vs. Wisconsin matchup. Monday, it was announced which celebrity would be joining the crew to make some predictions for the week.Country music star Brad Paisley will be doing some double duty for the event. He’ll be performing his new single “Country Nation” for the crowd and serving as the official celebrity guest picker.Paisley and Sam Ponder had an interesting Twitter conversation regarding the event, too. But no, she didn’t really convince him via social media. ESPN had already made the announcement via press release.Hey @BradPaisley got any plans on September 5th? Asking for a friend (or two)…— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) August 31, 2015Funny you ask, @Sam_Ponder… I was kinda hopin to hang with you and the @CollegeGameDay crew that day.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 31, [email protected] consider this your official invite! Fort Worth, TX. Sundance Square 9am.— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) August 31, [email protected]_ponder Hell yeah. Guess I will see everyone on Sept 5th. Fired up for @CollegeGameDay.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 31, 2015Paisley served as the guest picker for last year’s West Virginia vs. TCU contest. What do you think, college football fans? Is he the right choice to kick things off?last_img read more

At least two Quebecers attended white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

first_imgAt least two Quebec men have been identified after they travelled south to participate in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va.One of them took to Facebook to express his anger after an anti-fascist group posted a screen capture from the event that showed his face and that of four other men.“These people are idiots who drive forward the globalist media narrative to silence anyone who is right of centre,” Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald wrote on his Facebook page.A spokesman for right-wing group La Meute said Beauvais-MacDonald’s membership was suspended pending an investigation into the rally attendance.Related stories:Ex neo-Nazi urges parents to talk to kids about their take on CharlottesvilleWhite nationalist group not welcome on campus: University of TorontoAndrew Scheer’s free speech pledge wouldn’t apply in Toronto case: spokesmanDefiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in Virginia violenceLa Meute “formally dissociates itself from white supremacist groups, racist groups and violent groups of all political orientations,” Sylvain Brouillette told The Canadian Press in an email.A second Quebec man, whose photo was also published on social media, said he travelled to Virginia partly for his own amusement.“I did it mostly ‘For the lulz,’ meaning I expected to be entertained and it was indeed the case,” Vincent Belanger-Mercure told The Canadian Press in a Facebook message.Belanger-Mercure said while he isn’t a white supremacist, “I’m not ashamed of being white either,” and added that attempts to make all cultures uniform “make the beauty of the world disappear.”The photos of the men were pulled from a report on the Charlottesville event made by Vice with the collaboration of HBO.Vice News Canada reporter Rachel Browne spoke to us about the Canadian connections to the white supremacists, and the repercussions that followed them home. Watch the video below or click here. The administrator of the anti-Pegida Quebec Facebook page republished screen grabs from the report and encouraged the public to identify the men.The “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia resulted in violent clashes between white supremacist groups, including neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and the other camp, which was made up of activists opposed to the policies of the self-described “alt-right.”One woman was killed and several people were injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people.The suspected driver, James Alex Fields, is facing several charges, including one of second-degree murder.The event has prompted provincial and federal politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to speak out against racism and hate.In Quebec, International Relations Minister Christine St-Pierre has warned that the province’s international reputation could take a hit due to the increased visibility of homegrown far-right groups.These include La Meute, which is planning a demonstration in Quebec City on Sunday.last_img read more