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Police Shooting

A reasonable juror could find that Huntington Beach police officer Eric Esparza was negligent when he shot a man seven times, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The officer should have known the man was mentally ill and failed to escalate the situation.

SAN FRANCISCO — A reasonable juror could find that Huntington Beach police officer Eric Esparza was negligent when he shot a man seven times, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The officer should have known the man was mentally ill and failed to escalate the situation. 

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