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Civil Rights

May 21, 2024

Riverside County Sheriff's Department settles wrongful death lawsuit for $7.5 million

The lawsuit alleged that the sheriff's department used excessive force to remove a psychotic man from his cell, resulting in his cardiac arrest.

The family of a man who died while in custody of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the county for $7.5 million.

Christopher P. Zumwalt's children were represented by John Burton of the Law Offices of John Burton in Pasadena. Zumwalt's parents were represented by Peter M. Williamson of Williamson Law Firm. $95

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