(Los Angeles Times) A day after Sacramento authorities released video recordings of officers fatally shooting a mentally-ill homeless man, relatives of Joseph Mann said police were wrong to use lethal force.
"There was nothing about his conduct that suggested he should have been shot multiple times," said the family’s attorney, John Burris. "Any reasonable police officer should have noticed that he was mentally impaired."
Release of the videos, which show officers firing 18 rounds at the black 50-year-old, have triggered protests by Black Lives Matter activists and calls for public unity by city officials.
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