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Fresno Chief Uses Officers' Body Camera Videos to Defend Controversial Shooting


Body-worn camera footage released Thursday by the Fresno Police Department shows officers shooting 40-year-old Freddy Centeno in September after the man drew a black hose nozzle from his pocket. Centeno, a reportedly mentally disabled man, died nearly a month later, and his family has filed a lawsuit against the Fresno PD and the officers involved. More Here.

March 26, 2016
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kevCopAz @ 3/26/2016 5:30 PM

Wow did you hear the lawyer talking about the shooting? Listen to the video of it, he is a fool and obviously has zero idea what a "bad shoot" is. IF that was a real gun, a cop could have been shot in that "less then a second" and lets face it the man could have fired a real gun thru the shorts! Then the lawyer is complaining (off video) that they "didn't have to shoot him that many times". Says HIM! (ambulance chasing dog that he is) who probably wouldldnt have the guts to be a cop and if he were he probably would;d have shot the poor guy for even reaching into the pocket! We should not even give this 5 minutes in court beofre its dismissed, but Im sure it will go on and on and at the best the city and tax payers will have to foot the bill and pay off these lawyer dogs. This is a prime example of when the plaintiff should pay ALL costs for BOTH sides if they lose (and they will lose)

Bob peterson @ 3/26/2016 7:16 PM

Good shoot. Police cannot hesitate. Police are taught to fire until the persons actions stop. Center of body mass. These officers did their job. They should not be sued but let a money driven, no conscience attorney smell the money and they will sue.

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