"If he had an enlarged heart, they're still responsible for his death," Mr. Mardirossian said Monday. "There are rules about [police] force. And we believe they shouldn't have used any force."
The Uno trial likely will focus on why Toyota didn't have a mechanism to override the accelerator if the gas and brake pedals are pressed simultaneously in Camrys sold in the U.S. The automaker put the brake override system in its European fleet, Mr. Mardirossian said.