FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — There’s new scrutiny for a closed investigation after Action News acquired video of a Fresno police officer shooting and killing an unarmed teenager who was under investigation in connection with a homicide.
The April 2017 case seems headed for a trial next year, but legal analysts say it’s likely to be expensive for taxpayers.
One of the lawyers suing the city in this case won a $2.2 million settlement in 2016 for another police shooting case.
He got the department to change its policy to require an “immediate threat” of death or serious bodily injury for an officer to use deadly force instead of “imminent threat” — an actual threat instead of a potential threat. But five months afterwards, the sergeant who killed Isiah Murrietta-Golding said he didn’t know anything changed.