Oakland Will Pay $110,000 Settlement in Police Shooting of Alan Blueford

Alan Blueford

Alan Blueford

The City of Oakland has agreed to $110,000 settlement in police shooting death of Alan Blueford, 18-year-old man who was preparing to graduate from Skyline High School at the time of his death.

Blueford’s May 2012 shooting sparked a public outcry, including public protests at the Alameda County courthouse and at Oakland City Council meetings.

The City Council on Tuesday approved the settlement with Blueford’s parents.

According to police, Blueford pointed a gun at Officer Miguel Masso, causing Masso to shoot. Though some witnesses contradicted that report, Alameda County District Attorney agreed with the police version of events. Masso was not charged with a crime and remains on the police force.

Attorney for Blueford’s family John Burris said the shooting occurred after police racially profiled Blueford and stopped him unlawfully.

Blueford’s family filed federal a wrongful death lawsuit.

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  1. ms.Carissa l.kennedy

    $110,000 thats it, alan died he’s not paralyzed and alive.whatever the maximum amount in wrongful death shooting committed by a police officer should be awarded to his parents.they have to live without their child forever until they meet in heaven one day .they need to be able to live and support their foundation for there deceased son and living children.money doesn’t bring back the dead but it does help with living.

  2. darryl jackson

    THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MANY,MANY, YEARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN UNLESS THESE TRIGGA HAPPY POLICE START GETTING PRISON TIME FOR KILLING, INNOCENT PEOPLE THINKING THEY’ER ABOVE THE LAW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS FAILING TO UP HOLD THE LAW WHEN IT COMES TO PROSECUTING,THEIR FELLOW BROTHERS & SISTERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST NORMAL CITIZENS,IF A POLICE OFFICER FEARS FOR HIS LIFE,THEN HE SHOULD WAIT FOR BACK UP AND HOLD THE SUSPECT TILL HELP COMES, IF THEY REALLY FEARED FOR THEIR LIFE. THEY DID THE SAME THING TO SAMMIE DAVIS JR AKA JUNE BUG WAS SHOT 3 TIMES IN THE CHEST ,BY OFFICER CLAYTON SUTTON WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR, HIS DEATH WAS ALSO COVERED UP BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE FEDS NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN MACON GA, IF YOU WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS CASE….. FACEBOOK FRIEND DARRYL JACKSON & SEE FOR YOURSELF….(MACON GA / BIBB COUNTY )

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