Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Leaving Him Paralyzed Ordered To Be Rehired

Associated Press
Nov. 06, 2013

The mediation board said the city had failed to provide clear and convincing evidence it could fire Northup. It said the city did not present credible evidence to establish that Northup’s use of force was ‘‘not objectively reasonable or that it was excessive.’’

‘‘The fact remains that the city was unable to prove that Officer Northup knew that the suspect did not have a gun,’’ the decision said. ‘‘In the final analysis, all the city could prove was that Officer Northup’s belief was perhaps mistaken.’’

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