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Family of Veteran Recovers Against VA Hospital For Fatal Tackle

Family recovers $500,000.00 in lawsuit against united states for death of veteran at veterans affairs hospital in Loma Linda, California ...

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Photo of Bullet path through Penny Trent's pants fired by Deputy

Apple Valley Deputy Sheriff shoots battered wife after arresting husband

An Apple Valley woman has been awarded a $600,000 settlement in a civil lawsuit against San Bernardino County after a sheriff’s deputy ...

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County settles sheriff’s deputy beating lawsuit for $500,000

A Riverside man who was choked and beaten with a police flashlight obtained a $500,000 settlement from San Diego County ...

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Man Arrested For Beating Opossum Wins the Right To Sue

Ruling by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that it’s not a crime to strike an opossum with a shovel ...

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Sharp v. County of Orange; police may no longer detain innocents during arrests of others

Merritt L. Sharp III has a strained relationship with police, which keep detaining him either at gun point ...

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Photo of Whistle Blower Andrea Heath testifying against her fellow DHSPD Officers in the Edward Moore v. City of Desert Hot Springs civil rights trial in Indio, California

Whistle-Blower 1st Amendment Lawsuits

DHS police retaliation lawsuit headed back to court after a three-judge appellate panel allowed a wrongful termination ...

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Retired cop awarded $220,000.00 against San Diego County for false arrest for gun possession

      Retired cop sues deputies over gun arrest March 1, 2016   Kristina Davis A retired California Highway Patrol ...

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Man stunned by deputies in his bedroom gets $380,000

Man stunned by deputies in his bedroom gets $380,000.00 Skip Torrance recently settled a lawsuit with the county and Laguna ...

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Notable Criminal Cases In San Bernardino County Superior Court, That Mr. Steering Turned Around Into Civil Cases


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The Etiwanda School District office

Jerry L. Steering Wins Landmark “Special Needs School Arrest” Case In 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal court says deputy shouldn’t have arrested Etiwanda girls ‘to teach them a lesson’             ...

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Long Beach Police "Somali Pirates" raid Acapulco Inn

LBPD Backs ‘Somali Pirates’ in Business Hijackings

LBPD Backs ‘Somali Pirates’ in Business Hijackings Published by admin on Thu, 10/11/2018 – 7:18 p.m. Part 1 of 2 Parts By: ...

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Butano Cartoon from OC Weekly

Orange County Pays $727,500.00 To Settle Civil Rights Lawsuit

Orange County Pays $727,500.00 to Settle Civil Rights Lawsuit         To Save Nancy Butano, Who Didn’t Call ...

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Don't let the police shift the blame from them to you. Mr. Steering is an expert & specialist in defending bogus criminal “Contempt of Cop” (i.e. resisting arrest, battery on peace officer) cases, and in suing police officers for “Contempt of Cop” / "Bruised Ego" constitutional violations such as:

  • Excessive Force / Police Brutality
  • False Arrest (Cal. Penal Code §§ 69, 148(a)(1), 243(b))
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • First Amendment Whistle Blower Violations

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Awards & Settlements

  • Jimenez v. County of San Diego, U.S. District Court (San Diego) 2016; $500,000.00 settlement for excessive force.
  • Alexis Segovia v. Cathedral City, U.S. District Court (Riverside) 2017; $225,000.00 for false arrest
  • VNT Property 1 LLC, et al. v. City of Buena Park, et al.; U.S. District Court (Santa Ana) 2017; $350,000.00 for wrongful seizure of property.
  • Robert Pitt v. County of San Diego, U.S. District Court (San Diego) 2017; $220,000.00 for false arrest

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    • Civil rights violations
    • Police misconduct and brutality
    • Winning drug cases

Jerry L. Steering

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Police Misconduct litigation is very complicated. The law in this area is complex, confusing and takes many years of litigation and appellate experience to ferret out which cases are likely to prevail in court, and which ones probably will not. The law is not what the average citizen might expect, and new and expanded immunities for police officers and other government officials are growing exponentially.

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