Luis García (2021)
On August 9, 2021, Tustin California Police Department Officer Estella Silva and two others responded to a call of a man with a knife. Officers encountered Garcia, who was homeless and sleeping in some bushes. Officers ordered Garcia to come out of the bushes. Garcia was carrying a bag and a stick, which prompted one officer to draw their taser and Silva to draw her firearm. Both fired, striking Garcia, who died at a local hospital.
On January 20, 2022, Garcia's family filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the officers involved, alleging the use of excessive force and delinquency during the arrest.
The incident was captured on one officer's body-worn camera.
- Family of man fatally shot by Tustin police files lawsuit against city, ABC 7, 2022-01-27
- Jessica De Nova, Family of man killed by Tustin police wants officer behind bars, ABC 7, 2021-10-26
- Current Cases, California Attorney General