Mistrial declared in lawsuit against Reno police | SierraSun.com

Mistrial declared in lawsuit against Reno police

RENO, Nev. ” A mistrial has been declared in a civil lawsuit brought by a California man who claims he was roughed up by Reno police for refusing to let them take his picture as police investigated the shooting of an officer.

U.S. Magistrate Robert McQuaid Jr. on Monday dismissed jurors after the panel deadlocked.

Gerald Marshall of Sacramento is seeking unspecified damages for the for the Aug. 21, 2005 incident.

Marshall testified he was in a cab on the way to the bus station when shots rang out. He said officers jumped him when he tried to catch his bus.

Reno police Lt. Bruce Kirby testified that Marshall was intoxicated, belligerent and aggressive when officers asked for identification in their effort to locate witnesses.

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