A jury has awarded $2.2 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer — a shooting the police chief deemed justified and the district attorney declined to prosecute.
Christian Eaddy's cousin called police in 2013 to say the 26-year-old had stabbed himself and was wielding two knives.
Police say Eaddy was shot once when he advanced toward them with the blades.
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The family's lawsuit claimed Eaddy was shot after he had turned away from officers.
A jury awarded the family $2.2 million on Tuesday but found the city liable for only $1.4 million. The panel concluded Eaddy was partly responsible for the incident.