Wrongful Death Case Against OPD Heads to Trial

A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the ex-wife of a 37-year-old man killed by two Oakland Police officers in November 2010 is scheduled for trial on Monday morning at the federal courthouse in downtown Oakland. On November 8, 2010, OPD Officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz shot and killed Derrick Jones in East Oakland. Jones, who had been involved with an altercation with a woman in his barbershop on Bancroft Avenue earlier that that day, fled the two officers when they attempted to question him. Perez-Angeles and Daza-Quiroz unsuccessfully tried to stun Jones with a Taser while he ran, and then shot him to death in an alley on Trask Avenue after they mistook a digital scale in his hands for a weapon.

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