Mother of former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt suing L.A. for negligence in son's death

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Monday, July 22, 2019
Former UCLA player's mom suing L.A. for negligence in son's death
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The mother of a former University of California, Los Angeles basketball player is suing the city of L.A.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The mother of a former University of California, Los Angeles basketball player is suing the city of L.A.

Police say 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt killed himself at the end of a barricade in a Sherman Oaks home last year.

His mother, Liza Stazel, filed a lawsuit with L.A.'s Superior Court last week. She is claiming negligence, saying the L.A. Police Department failed to de-escalate the situation and get her son medical care.

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Honeycutt played for UCLA and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.