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Supreme Court rejects appeal in police shooting lawsuit:Justices let stand lower court ruling ordering new trial

May 02, 2017 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal in the case of a California police officer whose 2012 killing of an Anaheim gang member sparked riots and protests.

The justices let stand a lower court ruling that ordered a new trial in the lawsuit brought by the mother of Manuel Diaz.

She sued the city of Anaheim and Officer Nick Bennallack for excessive force in the fatal shooting. Diaz was unarmed, but Bennallack said he thought the man had a gun and wa...