Family, attorneys lash out at law enforcement during press conference in David Sal Silva case

Christopher Silva's eyes well up with tears as he listens to attorneys speak about how his brother David Sal Silva died while being taken into custody by Kern County Sheriff's deputies. A Settlement was reached in the case by the law firm of Chain Cohn Stiles for $3.4 million.

Family members of David Sal Silva and the civil attorneys who represented them in a wrongful death lawsuit against Kern County that settled for $3.4 million shared harsh criticism of local law enforcement Thursday morning as they discussed Silva’s death following a confrontation with deputies and California Highway Patrol officers.

Neil K. Gehlawat, of the law firm Chain Cohn Stiles, questioned the thoroughness and accuracy of investigations conducted by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s office in the wake of Silva’s death in May 2013.



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