VC Star: Mother sues Port Hueneme police for fatally shooting her son

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  • The mother of a man killed last year by a Port Hueneme police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, alleging authorities reacted improperly when they fatally shot her unarmed son and left him for dead.Eileen Ramirez of Oxnard claims police acted negligently in the death of Jose Luis Ramirez, 18, who was shot in the head, a lung and a pinkie finger on Nov. 19, 2011 in the 900 block of Redwood Street in Oxnard. Ramirez died five days later at the Ventura County Medical Center of a gunshot wound to the head, officials said.

    The suit was filed last month in U.S. District Court against the cities of Port Hueneme and Oxnard, the Port Hueneme and Oxnard police departments and the officers involved. Eileen Ramirez is seeking unspecified damages. The suit claims Ramirez’s civil rights were violated and accuses officers of using excessive force and of acting with deliberate indifference to his medical needs. It also claims the departments were negligent in their hiring and training standards.

    The fatal shooting occurred about 10 p.m. in an area near the edge of Port Hueneme, when an officer in an unmarked vehicle made a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle driven by Ramirez, according to court documents and Port Hueneme police.

    Ramirez initially pulled over, then reversed toward the officer. The officer got out of the way and fired his weapon in self-defense, police said. Ramirez then drove into the officer’s vehicle, authorities said. The officer was not injured.

  • This is the latest police incident to be challenged in Ventura County. The Oxnard Police Department is investigating two cases involving its officers. In June, 26-year-old Robert Ramirez died in police custody while reportedly overdosing on methamphetamine. His family has alleged police beat him before he died.In October, police fatally shot Alfonso Limon Jr., a 21-year-old, after mistaking him for a suspect who had been firing at officers, police say.

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2 thoughts on “VC Star: Mother sues Port Hueneme police for fatally shooting her son

  1. I AM EILEEN RAMIREZ. THE MOTHER OF JOSE LUIS RAMIREZ. THAT GOT SHOT BY THE PORT HUENEME POLICE. I SEEN THE POSTER ON THE COPS THAT BEAT ROBERT RAMIREZ. THAT IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO WAS THE COP THAT MURDERED MY SON. HOW DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION. I CAN NOT GET IT. I SAM WOUNDERING IF YOU CAN HELP ME. THERE IS THIS WITNESS WHO VIDEO TAPED THE AFTER MATH OF THAT NIGHT. MY ATTORNY ASKED ME TO GO AND SEE AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE AROUND THE AREA. IT TOOK ME A ALMOST A YEAR TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS. BUT THEY DID AGREE TO WRITE DOWN WHAT THEY SEEN OR HERD. BUT NO DEAL ON THE DAY I WENT T PICK UP THE INFORMATION. I WENT ON ANOTHER DAY AND NO DEAL. IM JUST HAVING A HEARD TIME GETTING THE INFORMATION.THE DAY MY SON PASSED WE HAD A CANDLE LIGHT VIGUAL. AND THE PERSON WITH THE VIDEO SHOWED IT TO MY SON AND MY NEPHEW. JUST WONDERING IF YOU CAN HELP ME. I DO NOT KNOW WHY BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHO KILLED MY SON

    • Eileen my father was killed by Port Hueneme police in September 2013 I was hoping I could get some advice from you. I am deeply sorry for your loss and I hope you see my message.

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