Jury rules against man in NM police shooting case

February 11, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — 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. [auth] 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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