Family Sues LAPD Over Shooting Of Mentally Ill Baldwin Hills Woman

apparantly more work needs to be done…

CBS Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES ( — The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department are being sued for shooting a mentally ill 18-year-old woman after her mother called authorities to request mental health professionals to help her daughter, attorneys said.

The civil complaint was expected to be filed on Tuesday on behalf of Kamisha Davidson, a Baldwin Hills woman who had been suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder since childhood before the shooting on Nov. 19, 2011, at the apartment complex on Santa Rosalia Drive where Davidson lived with her family, according to Davidson’s attorneys.

According to lawyers, on that date Davidson’s mother found her daughter “highly agitated and fearful” and “in the full grip of a mental episode” when she locked herself in her room and refused to come out.

Fearing that her daughter might harm herself, Davidson’s mother called the Department…

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