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Jury rejects lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by cop


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has found that a white Ohio police officer did not violate a Black teenager’s civil rights when he shot and killed the boy while responding to a reported armed robbery. Jurors reached their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Tyre King’s grandmother. It challenged the police account, alleging that the 13-year-old’s death resulted from excessive force, racial discrimination and alleged failure by the police department to properly investigate and discipline officers for racially motivated or unconstitutional behavior. Mason, who has said he feared a “gunfight,” contended that he acted reasonably to protect himself and denied using a racial slur. A grand jury decided not to bring charges against him.

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