California County Will Pay $7.5 Million For The Sh*oting De@th Of A Black Man

The family of Kurt Andras Reinhold claimed that Orange County’s homeless outreach team was underprepared to handle mentally ill clients and that it disproportionately singled out individuals of race.

A county in California has agreed to pay the family of a homeless Black man who was ki!!ed by a deputy almost three years ago $7.5 million.

Kurt Andras Reinhold passed away on September 23, 2020, following a conversation with two deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s homeless outreach squad, according to The Mercury News.

Reinhold, 42, was allegedly sh*t after reaching for one of the deputy’s weapons during a scuffle after being arrested on suspicion of jaywalking, according to the authorities.

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Investigators found that Reinhold had not been jaywalking, but had instead violated a traffic rule by crossing the street while the light was red, giving police a reason to approach him, according to the prosecution.

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According to The Mercury News, family attorney John Taylor described the deal as “victory for the Reinhold family.” “When deputies use excessive force, there needs to be accountability, and this is a step in that direction.”

The Reinhold family claimed in the wrongful de@th civil action that the Orange County homeless outreach team unjustly targets and detains people of color and lacks the skills to cope with mentally ill individuals. Reinhold’s flailing arms, they claimed, were “incidentally” close to a deputy’s weapon.

Taylor continued by saying that Reinhold’s family is hoping his tragic passing would change the way outreach workers for the homeless interact with the individuals they are supposed to be assisting.

The deputy was exonerated of all criminal misconduct by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, which revealed in February of last year that it had found the sh*t was lawful.

The settlement decision was taken in light of a tragic situation, according to OC Board of Supervisors chairman Don Wagner, who also noted that it was an opportunity that all sides agreed would be a fair sum to resolve the years-long disagreement. The decision was authorized during a closed session meeting on May 9.

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