STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singh family is aware that a Governmental Tort Claim has been served on the City of Stockton by Bank of the West branch manager Kelly Huber for injuries she sustained in the events of July 16, 2014. The information discovered about the tragedy of that day only confirms that City of Stockton Police officers violated numerous standard police protocols in their response. Their actions resulted in the tragic death of Misty Holt-Singh, a beloved wife and mother of two.
On July 16, 2014, 34 Stockton Police Officers fired over 600 bullets at a disabled vehicle with full knowledge that Misty was inside. She was struck at least ten times, instantly causing her death. Of the bullets that struck Misty, every single one was fired by a member of the Stockton Police.
In an effort to fully investigate this matter, and with the hope that the City would admit its mistakes and accept responsibility for its actions, our office has communicated with the City and reached an agreement extending the time for the Singh family to file a Tort Claim until April 16, 2015. Unfortunately, the City has refused to accept responsibility for its actions, forcing the Singhs' hand – they too must file a Tort Claim. The Singh family mourns with Ms. Huber and will have no further comment until the filing of the Tort Claim on their behalf.
Gregory L. Bentley
SOURCE Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP