One day after prosecutors in the Central Valley cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a parolee, attorneys for the man's family released graphic camera footage showing the officer firing 11 bullets into the man, including several that hit him in the back as he rolled on the ground.
Police in Manteca (San Joaquin County) say the officer opened fire after seeing a knife in the man's hand as the suspect got out of a pickup truck, and that a knife was later found in the bed of the vehicle. The family's attorneys countered that the man had been unarmed and trying to surrender when he was shot.
The video was recorded by a camera in Manteca police Officer James Moody's patrol car June 8, 2011, as he ordered 34-year-old Ernesto Duenez Jr. from a pickup truck after it pulled up to the home of a friend.
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