Cops Accused of Joining Mobs Telling Man to Jump From Union Square Building; Mother Sues SFPD
Kathy Yount filed her claim this week against the San Francisco Police Department, saying the plainclothes cops are partly to blame for the suicide of her son, Dylan Yount.
On Feb. 16, 2010, Dylan Yount walked onto the ledge of Forever 21, a store in downtown that overlooked Union Square. Crowds started to gather, resembling a "17th century mob," screaming and laughing at Yount, and telling him to jump.
Yount claims her son stood on the ledge for over an hour with no attempts by police to intervene; instead they joined in the chants, according to her claim filed in San Francisco courts.
"Under information and belief, upon landing, decedent was not medically treated, nor was his body covered," the lawsuit states.
She is suing San Francisco and the SFPD seeking $25 million in damages.
Hat Tip: Court House News