Eutiquio Rios, a 60-year-old Latino male, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, after sustaining blunt force trauma near 4444 E. 61st St. in Maywood, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
Eric Esteban Briceno, a 39-year-old Latino male, died Monday, March 16, in the 4300 block of East 58th Street in Maywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Briceno's mother, Blanca Briceno, said she called authorities that day to help her son, who was in the midst of a mental health crisis.
“We called them to come and help us, to get some help,” Blanca Briceno said, choking up during an interview at her Maywood home. “And instead, they came and killed him, brutally killed him.”
In an autopsy report obtained by The Times, coroner's officials concluded that Briceno died of cardiopulmonary arrest, resulting from neck compression and restraint with a Taser.
The death was ruled a homicide, but the designation doesn't mean it was intentional or a crime.
The Briceno family last month filed a wrongful death claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, against the L.A. County Sheriff's Department …
Luis Manuel Maldonado Ortiz, a 45-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, June 30, in the 6100 block of Palm Avenue in the city of Maywood, in southeast Los Angeles County, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Maldonado Ortiz and his two brothers were in a car outside the apartment complex where they lived when they spotted a neighbor driving recklessly through the parking lot about 6 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The brothers, who lived in separate units at the apartment complex, felt that the neighbor had a history of unsafe driving, Alfred said, so they decided to confront him.
Maldonado Ortiz and his brothers Victor and Marcel got out of their vehicle and approached their 33-year-old neighbor, Victor Manuel Rivas, who was still inside his pickup truck, Alfred said.
“There was some kind of verbal altercation that occurred, and possibly a physical one — …