- 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.


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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.

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

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