Roobik "Tony" Vartanian (4413)

9/6/2008: Vartanian was working as security at a nightclub and had ejected two patrons when they threatened him with visiting his residence. He drew his weapon and pursued the two, just as a van with two plainclothes officers pulled up. They saw Vartanian with a drawn handgun and (by their own account) identified themselves before yelling at him to drop the weapon. Witnesses disagreed. They shot him to death. Vartanian's widow pursued and won a $30K wrongful death settlement from the city.

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