the county of San Diego agreed to pay 1 million 350 thousand dollars as compensation to Dolores Rosales, mother of the Mexican Marco Antonio Napoles Rosales, who lost his life in the United States after being brutally subdued by policeAmericans in 2018.
On August 17, 2018, elements of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, violently apprehended Napoles Rosales, after a saleswoman asked her to leave a store premises.
The policemen gave him beatings, he was given electric shocks during the detention and subjected to with the weight of your body, making it difficult for you to breathe. Napoles was eventually taken to a hospital, but died due to excessive use of force.
The young man, who had lived in the United States since he was 16, was a hairdresser and student, born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, and had no criminal record.
Given what happened, a legal battle broke out, since the US authorities denied the responsibility of the police and the they exonerated In contrast, relatives accused them of having caused the death of Nápoles Rosales.
Due to the controversy, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego he promised to provide assistance to his mother and provided a consulting attorney to accompany the case.
In December 2019, Dolores Rosales filed a civil lawsuit in a Federal District Court in the state of California, against the 12 police officers who participated in the events, as well as against the San Diego County Sheriff.
During the trial, a video that compiles recordings of the body cameras of the officers and witnesses, where the excessive use of force is appreciated.
After the events, the Mexican government opposed the excessive use of force in detaining any person, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.
“We hope that this case will serve to remind everyone that the excessive use of force is not acceptable under any circumstances,” said the Mexican consul general, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez this Friday.