Assault victim’s family to get $4.9-M pay from Contra Costa County

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The family of the victim, Laudemer Arboleda, killed by ex-Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall in 2018 will receive a $4.9 million payment from Contra Costa County.

The decision has been settled but will still need the signature of both sides, said county spokesperson Susan Shiu on Wednesday, KRON4 reported.

“I expect my client to sign it within the next few days, or whenever (Arboleda’s mother Jeannie Atienza) is ready to deal with it. This process has taken a heavy toll on the mother and the family as a whole,” Family attorney Adante Pointer said.

The conviction was set for Hall by the Contra Costa County Superior Court on Tuesday over the assault with a firearm for shooting Arboleda. A decision linked to the manslaughter charge was not yet decided by the jury.

The victim initiated a slow speed pursuit with the Danville police last Nov. 3 2018 following reports that a Newark man was knocking on the complainant’s door. He stopped many times and tried to get away from the law enforcers. There were also reports that officers, at one point, got their guns without firing as the victim went away.

According to Arboleda’s family, the victim is suffering from a mental illness and needed hospital care in 2018.

Meanwhile, Hall joined in the chase and stopped in front of the victim at Front and Diablo streets’ corner. He went out of his vehicle and headed towards the front side of the victim’s Honda.

Hall drew his firearm ten times as the victim tried to get away at 6 mph. He hit Arboleda, who was declared dead at the location.

This past March, Hall was also linked in a separate shooting involving Tyrell Wilson, a 32-year-old transient, near the Interstate Highway 680 and the Sycamore Valley Road overpass.

According to the police, Wilson had a knife with him when he approached Hall. The case is currently under investigation and no charges have been arranged yet.

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