- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded $2.2 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer - a shooting the police chief deemed justified and the district attorney declined to prosecute.

Christian Eaddy’s cousin called police in 2013 to say the 26-year-old had stabbed himself and was wielding two knives.

Police say Eaddy was shot once when he advanced toward them with the blades.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/2axsopY ) says the family lawsuit claimed Eaddy was shot after he had turned away from officers.

City News Service says a jury awarded the family $2.2 million on Tuesday but found the city liable for only $1.4 million. The panel concluded Eaddy was partly responsible for the incident.

___

Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide