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April 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Family of Ex-Puyallup man killed by L.A. deputies files $25M claim

The family of a man originally from Puyallup who was mistakenly shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced this morning they have filed a $25 million claim against the department. The family of John Winkler announced the filing of the claim during a news conference this morning. A claim can be a precursor to a lawsuit if it…

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April 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Man from Washington fatally shot by deputies in L.A.

A man originally from Washington was shot and killed in West Hollywood Monday by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who thought he was a stabbing suspect, the sheriff’s department said today. John Winkler, 30, a West Hollywood resident, was held captive at knifepoint with two other men inside the suspect’s apartment about 9:30 p.m. Monday,…

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