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Lakers Fan Sues LAPD Cop For Shooting Her In The Head With Rubber Bullet

A woman is accusing cops of improper training and lack of accountability after getting pelted with a rubber bullet.

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While celebrating the Lakers championship last year, a fan was shot in the head with a rubber bullet and is now suing the LAPD cop who fired the gun.

On Thursday, Kimberly Marroquin filed a civil lawsuit in California, claiming that she was peacefully and legally celebrating the win against the Heat on October 11, 2020.

“Without warning or provocation, the officer shot Marroquin in the head with a less-lethal rubber projectile round,” read the suit. It followed by stating that Marroquin was “unarmed and never posed a threat.”

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The unnamed officer was said to be responsible for overseeing the area in which she was celebrating as well as the city of Los Angeles. Due to the alleged excessive force of the rubber bullet, Marroquin claims she “suffered severe pain and suffering, mental anguish, humiliation, and emotional distress, and incurred economic losses” after racking up medical bills.

The lawsuit also touches on the lack of punishment for cops who perform careless actions and how the LAPD has failed to train their officers properly. The amount that Marroquin is requesting remains unclear to the public.

Photo by Christian Monterrosa / AP

September 24, 2021 — Last Updated September 28, 2021
Written by Herb
September 24, 2021 — Last Updated September 28, 2021
Written by Herb
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