RESULTS FOR THE PEOPLE

$12 million 
Terry Baker v. City of Oakland

Oakland police officer failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into Ms. Baker's car causing her permanent injuries and resulted in a $12 million dollar settlement. 

$3.25 million 
Moore v. City and County of San Francisco

$3.25 Million Dollar Settlement where San Francisco Police Officers shot and killed Sean Moore on his stairway when Mr. Moore repeatedly told officers to leave and they claimed he charged and hurt them. 

$4.9 million 
Atienza v. Contra Costa County

$4.9 Million Dollar Settlement and Criminal Conviction of Officer Hall for Assault with a Deadly Weapon where Ofc. Hall had shot and killed Laudemer Arboledo for driving slowly away from a traffic stop. 

$2.9 million
O'Neil v. CCSF

$2.5 Million settlement for SFPD Rookie Christopher Samayoa shooting and killing Keita O'Neil as he ran past his patrol car. The shooting resulted in San Francisco District Attorney charging Chistopher Samayoa with felony manslaughter and the officer is awaiting trial on the criminal charges. 

$6 million 
Smith v. City of Oakland 
"Planted Gun Case"

In 2008, Adante Pointer and his co-counsels proved to a jury that two highly decorated Oakland police officers planted an assault rifle on Torrey Smith to coerce him to testify against someone he did not know...

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$5.2 million 
Hernandez v. Sacramento

In 2019, Patrick Buelna and his co-counsels settled a case where they were able to prove City of Sacramento police officers piled on top of John Hernandez and asphyxiated him because he ran from police...

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$2.65 million
Nunez v. San Jose

In 2019, Adante Pointer and Patrick Buelna proved in federal court that two San Jose officers unlawfully shot and killed 18-year-old Anthony Nunez. Officers claimed Anthony pointed a gun at them prompting them to shoot him with their sniper rifles...

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$2.75 million 
Lam v. Los Banos

In 2018, Adante Pointer and his co-counsel proved that a Los Banos police officer shot Tan Lam in the midst of a mental health crisis. The officer testified that he had shot Tan Lam twice after he had stabbed him with a pair of scissors...

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$5.7 Million 
Foster v. Vallejo
Largest Settlement from Vallejo Police Department

Vallejo Officer Ryan McMahon chased Ronell Foster into a dark alley to educate him on "bicycle safety" then shot him in the back and the back of the head several times.

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$5 million 
Jaime v. County of Alameda 

Alameda Sheriff Deputies violated internal policies and chained 20-year-old Christian Madrigal to a door in the midst of a medical crisis, and left him. Christian took his own life, shortly after.

$6 million 
Smith v. City of Oakland 
"Planted Gun Case"

In 2008, Adante Pointer and his co-counsels proved to a jury that two highly decorated Oakland police officers planted an assault rifle on Torrey Smith to coerce him to testify against someone he did not know...

$1.7 million
McIntyre v. Sacramento County

In 2020, Adante Pointer and his co-counsels settled a case for $1.725 million where Sacramento deputies shot and killed Mikel McIntyre when he was running from the police. 

$1.4 million
Pawlik v. Oakland

In 2020, Adante Pointer and his co-counsels settled a case for $1.4 million where Oakland officers shot and killed homeless, Joseph Pawlik. At the time, Joseph was sleeping and waken by officers with guns screaming at him...

$1 million
Nelson v. Hayward
"I can't breathe" 

In 2019, Adante Pointer, Patrick Buelna and his co-counsels settled a case for $1 million where Hayward police responded to a call to transport Roy Nelson, Sr. back to the psychiatric hospital...