Jury awards $17M in damages for Costco shooting by former LAPD officer

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A federal jury in Riverside Wednesday, Oct. 27, ordered the city of Los Angeles and a former police officer to pay $17 million in damages to the family of a mentally disabled man who was fatally shot by the officer during an altercation inside a Costco store in Corona. The bulk of the verdict will be borne by the city, with the eight-person jury finding that Salvador Sanchez, who was an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer at the time, was acting within the scope of his employment when he opened fire inside the store June 14, 2019, attorney Dale K. Galipo told City News Service. The jury awarded the damages to Russell and Paola French, the parents of 32-year-old Kenneth French, who was killed in the shooting. Authorities said Kenneth French and Sanchez were waiting at a
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