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VIA FACSIMILE& MAILJohn .NeuChiefof PoliceTorranceoliceDepartment3300CivicCenter riveTorrance, alifornia0503
Re: DavidandLizzette PerdueDear ChiefNeu:We representDavid andLizzettePerdue.Asyouknow,officers of theTorrancePoliceDepartmentattempted o kill Mr. Perdueyesterday.Mr. Perdue s a 38-year-oldwhite male. He is 5'9"and weighs 160pounds. He livesnRedondoBeach with his wife and family, and heworksatLAX. Atdaybreakon February7,he was driving his Hondapickupon his way topickup a friend togosurfing before work.Hewas stopped y Torrancepolicewho were ooking for a 6'2"270-poundblack mandriving a Nissanpickup.Theofficersnterviewedhim and releasedim at once. Theofficers told him to tum around and drive on aparticularroute. He cooperatedully with theofficers.A few secondsater, afterMr. Perduedid as he was old, anotherTorrancePoliceofficercrashed erpatrolcar broadsidento Mr.Perdue'sblackHonda Ridgeline,spunhim around,and hen opened ire.After being crashednto and shot at, thepoliceremoved he shakenMr. Perdue rom his vehicle andorcedhim to lay face-downonthepavement.Even houghit was apparent o all at allrelevant imes that Mr. Perduewas not thepersonpolicewerelooking for, thepolicedetainedMr.Perdue or an hour. The TorrancePolice DepartmentthenookpossessionfMr. Perdue'sbadly-damagedehicle.Webelievehat the TorrancePolice Departmentsthe sourceof inaccuratenewsreportsregarding his incident,including the statement hatMr. Perduewas "uninjured." We askthat he TorrancePolice Department topmisleading hepublicabouthe ncident.