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Family of man shot by Fresno police awarded $4.75 million by federal civil jury

A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $4.75 million to the family of a 45-year-old man who was fatally shot by Fresno police in 2015. The family of Casimero “Shane” Casillas sued the city over his death. In its lawsuit it alleged that Fresno police Officer Trevor Shipman violated Casillas’ civil rights by using excessive force when he confronted Casillas on Sept. 7, 2015.

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