Jury Rules Against Man In Excessive Force Case

Feb 11, 2014

A jury has ruled against an Albuquerque man's claim of excessive force by police officers who shot him in 2008.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the U.S. District Court jury returned its verdict against Stephan Cordova's case after deliberating only a couple of hours on Monday.

Cordova was shot and seriously wounded in July 2008 when he started turning around as police yelled for him to raise his hands.

Cordova had a gun on him but witnesses testified they didn't see him holding it during the encounter with police that ended with him being shot eight times.

A lawyer for the police officers said cross-examination indicated that the witnesses couldn't see what they thought they saw.

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