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Paul Kiesel Secures Record $16.5 Million Against Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

Kiesel Law LLP client Timothy Neal was paralyzed after a Deputy shot him in the back on July 26, 2019.

Timothy Neal has struggled with schizophrenia since being diagnosed in 2018.  Timothy was in the throes of paranoid schizophrenia when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies forced their way into his bedroom using a sledgehammer and shot him in the back while he was trying to run from them.   As a result of this incident, Timothy Neal will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Paul R. Kiesel said, “Tim Neal’s settlement with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department needs to be a wake-up call for how law enforcement responds to mental health crises.”