U.S. top court sides with police over shooting of homeless couple

U.S. top court sides with police over shooting of homeless coupleThe U.S. Supreme Court sided with police on Tuesday and threw out a lower court ruling that had upheld $ 4 million in damages awarded to a homeless couple who sued after being shot 15 times in a backyard shack by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were searching for another man. The justices ruled 8-0 in favor of the deputies, Christopher Conley and Jennifer Pederson, and the county, nixing an earlier decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court had ruled in favor of the couple, Angel and Jennifer Mendez, who resided in the wooden shack and sustained serious injuries in the 2010 incident.



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