Off-Duty LAPD Officer Kevin Ferguson Sued By Teen He Shot At
Remember that story we did about the off-duty LAPD cop who shot at a 13-year-old boy and his friends in Anaheim, California? Well, it seems the parents of that kid are now filing a civil lawsuit against Officer Kevin Ferguson after video of the incident went viral.
Christian Dorscht‘s parents allege that the LAPD officer held the boy against his will, which caused him emotional distress in addition to assault and false imprisonment claims. The event, which took place on Feb. 21, began with a group of teenagers walking home from school.
For those who hadn’t read the story in full, Officer Ferguson got upset about the teens walking across his lawn. Dorscht, sticking up for a girl who he was yelling at, told the officer to talk to the young lady in a “nicer manner.” The officer didn’t like the “arrogance” of the teenager, grabbed him by his collar and began arguing him.
Ferguson, who never showed his badge, held onto the kid and when a group of teenagers surrounded him, he pulls out his gun and shoots into the ground, sending everyone away in a frenzy. Dorscht was eventually arrested for suspicion of making criminal threats and battery, while another kid, 15, was also arrested on suspicion of battery for the incident.
The extremely disturbing video should anger anyone with sense. If you feel that the officer was right to fire his gun because he “felt threatened” then you clearly need your head checked out + should be placed under medical care.
We will continue to keep our eyes on this situation as it develops.