Selected Court Cases

Hernandez v. Hill

Hernandez filed a suit against Hill, an off duty law enforcement officer following an attempted robbery by Hernandez at Hill’s residence. Hernandez, attempting to run down Hill while fleeing, was shot multiple times; he brought a civil action against Hill charging that he was fired upon after he no longer represented a threat. 


In this multidisciplinary review focusing on force used, timing, and questions of its excess, experts from The Forensic Panel in pathology and radiology examined the medical and crime scene to reconstruct the trajectory of the bullets and the altercation itself. The case resolved without trial.