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Jury rules in favor of officers Trevor Jackson, Casey Thomas who killed man in 2017

A court in Southern California has ruled that police officers did not use excessive force when they shot and killed a man who behaved erratically in a packed sports complex five years ago. The jury ruled that Huntington Beach police officers Trevor Jackson and Casey Thomas acted appropriately to defend human life when they shot Steven Slitz, the Orange County registry said Friday. Huntington Beach District Attorney Michael Gates, who defended police officers in the political case, said he was pleased with the verdict. Gates said police were trying to protect a woman and her child who believed Shields was going to attack. Dale Gallippo, who represented Shelts’s mother, Angela Hernandez, expressed his frustration. “I still feel it was an excessive shot and not a necessary shot,” Galipo told the Register. Police responded to 911 calls saying Schlitz, 29, was hitting a tree with something resembling a baseball bat. Police arrived to find Schultz holding what they believed was a sharpened stick, according to court records. Schultz ignored the police request to speak, according to court records, and started running around a crowded soccer field. City Lawyers say Schiltz made a “threatening move” against the mother and young son, a claim disputed by Schiltz’s family lawyers. Schiltz’s relatives had previously said he had a history of mental illness. In their lawsuit, family members denied that he posed an immediate threat to others when he was shot and killed. A federal judge in 2018 dismissed the federal civil rights lawsuit, ruling that there was no indication that police officers were responsible for the offenses. The appellate court upheld most of the federal judge’s decision, with the exception of allegations of negligence or negligence on the part of the state, which led to the case being re-filed in state court and the recent jury trial.

A court in Southern California has ruled that police officers did not use excessive force when they shot and killed a man who behaved erratically in a packed sports complex five years ago.

Jurors ruled that Huntington Beach officers Trevor Jackson and Casey Thomas acted appropriately to defend human life when they shot at Steven Slitz. Orange County Registration reported on Friday.

Huntington Beach District Attorney Michael Gates, who defended police officers in the political case, said he was pleased with the verdict. Gates said police were trying to protect a woman and her child who believed Shields was going to attack.

Dale Galipo, who represented Schiltz’s mother, Angela Hernandez, expressed his frustration.

“I still feel it was an excessive shot and not a necessary shot,” Galipo told the Register.

Police responded to 911 calls that reported that Slitz, 29, was hitting a tree with something resembling a baseball bat. Police arrived to find Schiltz holding a sharpened stick, according to court records.

Schultz ignored the police request to speak, according to court records, and started running around a crowded soccer field.

City attorneys said Schiltz made a “threatening move” to the mother and young son, a claim disputed by Schiltz’s family attorneys.

Schiltz’s relatives have previously reported that he had a history of mental illness. In their lawsuit, family members denied that he was an immediate threat to others when he was shot and killed.

A federal judge in 2018 dismissed the federal lawsuit for civil rights, ruling that there was no indication that the officers were responsible for offenses.

An appeals court upheld most of the federal judge’s decision, with the exception of allegations of negligence or negligence on the part of the state, which led to the case being re-filed in state court and the recent jury trial.

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