Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Saturday said he was disappointed in the more than $5.7 million jury award to an attempted murder convict who was shot by police and paralyzed during the man’s arrest more than seven years ago.
A jury on Friday awarded the verdict to Robert Contreras for injuries he received after being shot by Los Angeles police in 2005 in South Los Angeles.
“Tragically for the people of Los Angeles, important facts were not allowed into evidence in this case," said Beck said in a statement. "Had the jury been permitted to hear all the facts, I am sure the outcome would have been quite different. I urge the City Attorney’s Office to pursue an appeal in this case.”
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