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Police Killing

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded summary judgment for the city of Fortuna and police officer Maxwell Soeth, who shot Jacob Newmaker to death in March 2012, finding Soeth’s version of the story “was materially contradicted by evidence in the record.”

SAN FRANCISCO – The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded summary judgment for the city of Fortuna and police officer Maxwell Soeth, who shot Jacob Newmaker to death in March 2012, finding Soeth’s version of the story “was materially contradicted by evidence in the record.”

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