County settles David Sal Silva case for $3.4 million

Discussion in '$3.4M Payout to Family of David Silva' started by M, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. M

    M Muckraker Staff Member

    County settles David Sal Silva case for $3.4 million

    4 May 2016

    A lawsuit against Kern County involving allegations of wrongful death and excessive force in the death of Bakersfield resident David Sal Silva was settled Wednesday for $3.4 million, according to the law firm of Chain Cohn Stiles.

    The settlement brings an end to legal wrangling in the death of the 33-year-old Silva in May 2013, an incident that led to protests and calls for increased scrutiny of law enforcement.

    “The settlement today, nearly three years to the date of Silva’s death, is a vindication of a three-year campaign by the Silva family for justice, which brought national and international media attention to police brutality in Bakersfield,” a news release from the law firm states.

    Sheriff Donny Youngblood said Wednesday evening he was not in favor of the settlement, and that the deputies involved in a confrontation with Silva performed their duties as they were supposed to.

    “I think the pathologist’s report speaks volumes,” Youngblood said in reference to findings, which were reviewed by the chief medical officer of San Bernardino County, that Silva died as a result of heart disease and had methamphetamine, a muscle relaxant and alcohol in his system at time of death.
  2. M

    M Muckraker Staff Member

    Read the L.A. Times article where the pathologist suggest he was misled by information provided by the Sheriff.

    Donny Youngblood is a pathetic piece of human detritus.
  3. RyanBailBonds

    RyanBailBonds New Member

    Agreed, they settled at 3,4m but no amount of money can bring back your loved one...

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