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Fresno PD Immunity

A Ninth Circuit panel ruled Thursday a federal judge should have granted qualified immunity to Fresno Police officers who shot and killed a mentally ill man because they faced what they believed was a credible threat from him. The panel declined, however, to decide wrongful-death claims.

SAN FRANCISCO – A Ninth Circuit panel ruled Thursday a federal judge should have granted qualified immunity to Fresno Police officers who shot and killed a mentally ill man because they faced what they believed was a credible threat from him. The panel declined, however, to decide wrongful-death claims.

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