Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stephanie Lazarus Case: Sherri Rasmussen Family Civil Suit, II

Sherri Rae Rasmussen, '85

I emailed John Taylor for a comment on the decision.  Here is his response:
First paragraph of opinion says it all: unfortunately cannot get to merits of case because of statute of limitation, which works an injustice here. 

No court or investigative body has ever said that this wasn't a cover up. The Rasmussens have incredible patience and perseverance and will continue pursuing their judicial remedies. 
California Courts of Appeal Decision
I just received the email notification a few minutes ago.  The California Courts of Appeal affirmed the lower court's decision rejecting the civil suit filed by the Rasmussen family against the Los Angeles Police Department. HERE is the 14 page opinion issued by the justices.

The law firm of Taylor & Ring filed the complaint on behalf of the Rasmussen family.  It is unknown at this time if the Rasmussen family will appeal to the California Supreme Court, which is not obligated to hear the appeal.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Rasmussen family.


cmdm said...

i'm not a big conspiracy person myself...the rasmussen family think that the LAPD was involved in a conspiracy to shield stephanie lazarus and now the family of stephanie lazarus think the LAPD was involved in a conspiracy to frame her for the murder of stephanie rasmussen...i don't believe either theories...what i do believe is that if stephanie lazarus had been charged and tried around the time of the murder, based on circumstances and the bite, she very easily could have been found not guilty...thank goodness for DNA...stephanie lazarus is excactly where she belongs!