Another young life ended early. Another senseless murder. Another family shattered...and no answers about how to stop it.
Gabe Donnay was murdered by a out-of-control mindless vagrant in an upscale part of LA. He tried to alert police that this crazy lunatic was running amok in their neighborhood. Cops told Donnay there was nothing they could do. Donnay was then murdered after the vagrant fatally stabbed him in his home. Attorney Mark Geragos whose law office represents Donnay's family talked to John & Ken about this wrongful-death lawsuit.
The parents of a 31-year-old man fatally stabbed by an intruder at his Beverly Grove home last year have sued the Los Angeles Police Department, claiming the police mishandled multiple 911 calls about the suspect in the hours before the attack.
Gabriel “Gabe” Donnay’s neighbors had called police on the suspect, Enoch Conners, at least four times that day for hopping fences in the neighborhood and threatening residents. Officers spoke to Conners multiple times, each time letting him go and telling the neighbors that they were safe to return to their homes, according to the lawsuit.
In doing so, the LAPD “unreasonably created a false sense of security” in the neighborhood and “created an opportunity” for Conners to keep hopping fences and ultimately kill Donnay just minutes after the last 911 call, Albert Donnay and Yvonne Ottaviano alleged.
“Prior to the officers’ false reassurances, the Beverly Grove community had been vigilant in observing Mr. Conners’ movements in order to guarantee their physical safety,” the lawsuit said. “The neighborhood did not lower their alertness until officers falsely [assured] their safety and affirmatively instructed them to return to their homes.”