On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council voted on a five million dollar settlement to his family. The lawsuit filed by the man’s parents, alleged that police were inadequately trained, used excessive force and committed battery and negligence, ABC reports.
Brian Beaird was a 51 year old disabled veteran who was discharged from the National Guard after a botched surgery on a brain tumor in the late 80s. He also suffered from schizophrenia...
The incident began on the evening of December 13, 2013, with LAPD in pursuit of his silver corvette for reckless driving. Beaird lead officers on quite a chase, eventually hitting another vehicle in a terribly violent crash.
At some point before the televised execution Beaird reportedly called his 80 year old father to say that police were chasing him and his father urged him to pull over- to no avail, his father then watched his son die on television, he told the Los Angeles Times in heart-breaking detail.
A KTLA helicopter hovered overhead catching every chilling second of the action, clearly not expecting what would happen.
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