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Family, Downey Residents Express Outrage After Police Fatally Shoot Civilian

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DOWNEY (CBS) — A family was demanding answers at a Downey city council meeting after police gunned down a father of four by mistake.

The family of Michael Nida were joined by community members as they demanded new leadership, new policies and better training for officers.

Three weeks ago, Nida was shot in the side four times by officers looking for an armed robbery suspect.

michael nida Family, Downey Residents Express Outrage After Police Fatally Shoot Civilian

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Officers said Nida ran from them but family members said that’s no excuse for their reaction.

Officials refused to comment at the meeting.

Community members vowed to attend the weekly council meetings until city leaders addressed their concerns.

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