• Fri. May 24th, 2024

From Success to Ruin: Carlos Peña’s Fight for Justice After Federal Fugitive Attack on His North Hollywood Print Shop

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Business owner in LA County obliged to compensate for damages incurred during SWAT raid

In 2019, Carlos Peña’s North Hollywood print shop was destroyed by a federal fugitive who attacked him and forced him out of the premises. The operation involved U.S. Marshals and the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT team, with snipers and even a tank present within minutes. After 13 hours of trying to flush out the suspect using tear gas, the operation resulted in Peña’s printers, ink, T-shirts, and banners being contaminated and destroyed. Unfortunately, his insurance did not cover the damages, and his claim for equipment and lost wages was denied twice by the U.S. Marshals.

Peña watched in horror as his almost 30-year-old business was destroyed during this intense situation involving law enforcement agencies. He expressed his frustration and outrage after a judge ruled that the City of Los Angeles would not be responsible for paying for the damages caused by the SWAT team two years ago. Despite extensive damage caused by the operation, Peña has lost trust in government assistance when needed most due to Judge’s ruling that governments can seize property during criminal investigations without obligation to pay for damages. With 80% of his business gone, he now operates out of his garage.

By Samantha Jones

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