A jury has awarded $8.8 million to the family of a robber who was shot and killed by a police officer east of Los Angeles in Culver City.
The Los Angeles Times said a federal jury issued the verdict on Wednesday.
Twenty-seven-year-old Lejoy Grissom was killed three years ago after an officer pulled over his car in a parking lot because he suspected Grissom had robbed a local electronics store.
Attorneys for the family said Grissom had robbed the store but posed no threat when he was shot.
Culver City Police Chief Don Pedersen said the department hasn’t decided whether to appeal.
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