Kathryn Steinle’s parents to file legal claims against S.F., feds

September 1, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle

The parents of a woman shot to death in July by a man who was facing possible deportation intend to file legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection with her killing, representatives of the family said Monday.

Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan of Livermore, parents of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, will reveal details of their claims against the city, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the federal Bureau of Land Management at a press conference outside City Hall on Tuesday, said a representative for their attorney Frank Pitre.

Kathryn Steinle was shot to death on Pier 14 on July 1 as she walked with her father. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican immigrant who was facing possible deportation, has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot Steinle with a gun stolen four days earlier from the car of a Bureau of Land Management agent. Lopez-Sanchez had been freed from San Francisco jail in April after Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi declined to honor a request by ICE that he be turned over to federal officials for possible deportation... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)