Gabriel San Roman
Santa Ana Settled Two Police Shooting Lawsuits for $6.8 Million Last Year
Updated: Aug 27, 2020
Within a span of six months last year, Santa Ana settled two multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuits, including its largest ever for an officer-involved shooting. The city doled out a record $3.7 million last April to dismiss the case brought on behalf of Jason Hallstrom, a man Santa Ana police shot dead in 2013. In September, the city also settled the case of Ernesto Canepa, another man killed by police in 2015, for $3.1 million. No local media outlets reported on either of the multi-million payouts.