Ehrlich Law Firm retained to defend appeal in fatal police shooting of man holding water nozzle
On December 12, 2010, Douglas Zerby was sitting on the pack porch steps of his friend’s apartment, holding a hose nozzle. A neighbor saw him, and called 911, reporting that a man was holding a gun. The Long Beach Police Department responded to the call, and had multiple officers watching Zerby from 20 to 30 feet away for more than five minutes. Without giving him any warning, they shot him multiple times. Garo Mardirossian and Tom Beck, representing Douglas’s father, obtained a wrongful-death verdict of $2 million in federal court in Orange County. They have retained Jeffrey Ehrlich to handle the appeal in the Ninth Circuit.