The shooting of Dylan Noble by Fresno police made national news several weeks ago, as did a video extracted from a body cam of one of the officers who shot him. Now, Noble’s mother is preparing to file a lawsuit against the city and its police department for the wrongful death of her son.
According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, Noble ignored numerous commands from police officers and mimicked motions of a person who is armed with a pistol. Police were forced to act as though Noble was armed and preparing to attack, and ended up shooting him. He shared the full video with the family of the 19-year-old victim before it ended up going public.
Noble’s family says while it is clear he was not responding to each command, it is also clear police should not have responded with the force they did.
With the level of tension brewing between police officers and the general public in the wake of several highly publicized shootings, this case has caught the attention of many people across the nation as another example of potential police brutality. However, there appears to be a lot of gray area in this case, and there will be a hotly contested debate throughout the lawsuit about what level of force was acceptable in this particular scenario.
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