- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A jury has deadlocked over allegations in a lawsuit that a California deputy sheriff used excessive force when he shot and killed a former NFL player.

The Kern County civil jury on Thursday cleared deputies Aaron Nadal and Wesley Kraft of three of four claims stemming from the 2011 encounter with 56-year-old David Lee Turner outside a Bakersfield convenience store. But the Bakersfield Californian (https://bit.ly/1fLOqCJ) reports that a jury deadlocked on the claim that Kraft used excessive force when he shot Turner.

Authorities have said Kraft opened fire as Turner attacked Nadal.

The lawsuit was brought by Turner’s family and named the county as a defendant.

The family’s attorney, Brian Dunn, said the hung jury could push both sides closer to a settlement in the case.

Turner played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1978 to 1980.


Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, https://www.bakersfield.com

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