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
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.