SACRAMENTO – A mother alleges her son was fatally wounded during a riot at a correctional institution.

Maria Aguirre, as personal representative of the estate of Jonathan Velarde, filed a complaint on June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against State of California; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; California Correctional Center; Donald Maydole, and Does 1 through 100 alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 16, 2015, Jonathan Velarde was fatally shot during a riot at the California Correctional Center in Susanville. The suit states he was incarcerated on a conviction of marijuana possession.

The plaintiff holds State of California; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; California Correctional Center; Donald Maydole and Does 1 through 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to evaluate the situation wherein their officer Maydole fatally shot Jonathan Velarde. The department of corrections also allegedly failed to train their employees in such a way so that they could manage and prevent the prison riot.

The plaintiff seeks future economic damages, general damages, punitive and exemplary damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Larry Rabineau and Virginia Narian of Law Offices of Larry Rabineau in West Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-at-00436

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