Zac's Last Day in Court—Closing Arguments Are Thursday

Zac Champommier and his mother Carol.
Zac Champommier and his mother Carol.
Zac Champommier's final arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning.

The federal civil trial on behalf of Zac, who was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a DEA agent in a Studio City parking lot on July 25, 2010, is scheduled to end on Thursday. Zac's mother Carol Champommier, a Granada Hills teacher who lives in Porter Ranch, filed the lawsuit on her son's behalf as Champommier et.al. vs United States of America.

"Thursday morning will be the last opportunity to show our support and love for Zac in court," Carol writes on Facebook. "These are closing arguments. The last day before the judge makes his final ruling and decision."

Carol has been surrounded by Zac's friends from his Northridge high school for many tributes, vigils and court appearances. 

She said, "I would love to see as many of Zac's friends there as possible. We need to send a clear message to the judge that his decision matters to this community. Please spread the word so everyone knows about the importance of this day. I continue to pray justice will prevail!"

The case claims that damages will exceed $10 million. In typical mom fashion, Carol instructed Zac's friends how to dress properly on her Facebook page

"Attire is business casual, no flip-flops. Federal court is more formal than state court. You can come and go in the courtroom, at any time," she wrote on the site.

The arguments are scheduled for Judge Michael Fitzgerald’s Courtroom, 16th floor, Room 1600 at 312 North Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information about the case, see this series:

Remembering Zac—A Mother’s Living Memorial to her Slain Son, Part 1 

Remembering Zac—The Last Day She Saw Her Son Alive, Part 2

Remembering Zac—Keeping His Memory Alive; Forgiveness? No, Not Yet, Part 3

Teri Weller-Ramirez May 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM
i hope this family gets the justice they deserve. There is so much abuse of power in the police departments today.


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