San Francisco Chronicle
In a nine-hour span from the evening of Oct. 9, 2014, to the early morning of Oct. 10, Cecilia Lam made eight 911 calls from her San Francisco apartment seeking protection from her intoxicated boyfriend, Cedric Young Jr.
Police responded several times, and at one point put Young in the city’s drunk tank. But he kept returning. Lam made her last call as Young forced his way into the apartment and shot her before turning the gun on himself.
The five officers who went to the apartment were not disciplined. A judge dismissed the Lam family’s lawsuit against the city. The case prompted no changes to police policy, but officials have sought to better train officers on responding to domestic violence calls.
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