Saturday, December 15, 2012
Ron Settles, June 2, 1981
California State University student and star running back Ron Settles was killed by the Signal Hill Police Department on June 2, 1981. He was found beaten and hanged in his cell despite the Signal Hill Police Department claiming "suicide". The Los Angeles District Attorney filed charges against the officers involved in his arrest and death, but no one was convicted. His family was awarded a settlement for his homicide.