Tuesday Must Read: Jury Exonerates Two OPD Officers; East Bay Lawmakers Push for Ammo Restrictions

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. A federal jury yesterday ruled in favor of two Oakland police officers who shot and killed an unarmed barber as he ran away from them, the Chron$ reports. The jury decided that Officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz were justified in fatally shooting Derrick Jones, 37, in 2010 because the cops said they thought Jones had a gun; it turned out to be a small scale. Jones’ widow had sued the officers and the city, but the judge in the case refused to allow the jury to hear about the numerous use-of-force complaints that had been filed against Perez-Angeles and Daza-Quiroz over the past few years. The city settled another suit with Jones’ parents for $225,000.

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