The mother of a former UCLA basketball player is suing the city of Los Angeles for the fault of Police Department in its tactics. The basketball player killed himself at the end of a barricade in 2018 in a Sherman Oaks.
The Los Anglese Superior Court lawsuit filed by Liza Stazel claims wrongful death and negligence on the part of Police Department. The mother of 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt, Stazel, said that the Los Angeles Police Department failed to get her son a proper medical attention.
In their defense, LAPD said that Tyler was found dead after barricading himself for eleven hours in July of 2018. Later it was revealed that the basketball player had shot himself in the head.
That day, Stazel called 911 to ask for medical assistance as the suit states. She informed the dispatcher that her son is having a mental breakdown and he hasn’t slept in days.
The suit states that after being shot in the face, Honeycutt was in obvious and immediate need of a medical assistance but the police officers delayed the treatment. The suit alleges that the LAPD waited too long for the medical treatment to start.