McDade Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit with City

McDade Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit with City

Attorney Carre Harper is flanked by Kendrec McDade’s parents at a protest outside city hall in 2012-Photo by Terry Miller - Courtesy Photo

Attorney Carre Harper is flanked by Kendrec McDade’s parents at a protest outside city hall in 2012-Photo by Terry Miller – Courtesy Photo

Pasadena’s Public Information Officer , William Boyer, has confirmed that the city of Pasadena and the father of Kendrec McDade and attorneys have reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit regarding the fatal shooting of McDade by Pasadena Police two years ago.

McDade was shot and killed by Pasadena Police officers Mathew Griffin and Jeffrey Newlen in March 2012 following a 911 call of an armed robbery. McDade was later found to be unarmed. The 911 caller, Oscar Carrillo, later admitted he lied about the suspects being armed in order to get a faster police response and he has been convicted of making a false report. Carrillo may face deportation.

The officers shot McDade seven times, according to the coroner’s report.

The amount of the settlement was not disclosed to the press at the request of the Judge.
McDade’s mother, who filed a separate lawsuit related to her son’s death, settled with the city on Friday, according to city officials.

Attorney Carre Harper told Beacon Media via email that “The Agreement came when I was contacted late last night by the Magistrate.Today was to merely memorialize the terms.”

Here is a copy of the court docket text provided to us by McDade’s attorney: “MINUTES OF Status Conference re Jury Trial by Judge Dolly M. Gee: The cause is called and counsel state their appearance. The Court is informed that Plaintiff Kenneth McDade and Defendants have reached a settlement in principle, and the settlement terms are memorialized on the record.

Pursuant to the parties’ request, the Court SEALS the transcript of the hearing that was held in chambers until further order by this Court. After the parties execute their written settlement agreement, they shall submit a stipulation, with a proposed order, to dismiss Plaintiff McDade’s claims within 30 days from this date. Jury fees in the amount of $1,497.761 are assessed against Plaintiff McDade and Defendants for late notice of the settlement, with each side to pay $748.88 in jury fees.”

Source Pasadena Independent