Cops Handcuffed, Hogtied Teen Shooting Victim Before His Death: Lawsuit

The family of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting in south Los Angeles last year has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, alleging that officers handcuffed and hogtied the wounded victim instead of providing medical care. NBC4 reports that Monyae Jackson, two other teenagers, and another 15-year-old named Lamarrion Upchurch were returning home after a party when they were shot. But when officers arrived, the lawsuit alleges, “Instead of taking immediate care to transport at that stage a gravely injured Monyae Jackson and his friends,” officers placed “shackles, restraints, and hot ties” on them. The lawsuit was filed by Jackson’s mother and by the parents of the two survivors. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged three people with murder and attempted murder, all of whom have pleaded not guilty.