LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a suburban Los Angeles city to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two years ago.
Judge Stephen Wilson said Tuesday that the public should be able to see what led the city of Gardena to pay $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit.READ MORE: Motorcyclist Killed In Fatal Riverside Crash
The Associated Press and other news media argued there was intense interest in the videos because of scrutiny of police shootings nationwide.READ MORE: Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized At UCI Medical Center In Orange: 'He Is On The Mend'
Footage shot from three police-car cameras reportedly shows the killing of Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino. Prosecutors declined to charge four officers in the death after reviewing the videos and interviewing witnesses.
Lawyers for Diaz-Zeferino’s family and a friend who was wounded say the videos will let the public decide whether the shooting was justified.MORE NEWS: 11,000-Panel Solar Array At Former Superfund Site Comes Online In Fillmore
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