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Auditor: Fresno police shooting violated department policy

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two Central California police officers who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old man violated their department's policy.

The finding of Fresno's independent police auditor.

It follows the June 2016 shooting of Dylan Noble during an afternoon traffic stop. Officer body cameras revealed that Noble refused repeated commands to show both hands, or be shot.

The auditor says the shooting was not within department policy.

He says, however, that the Fresno Police Department has reduced the number of citizen complaints since Noble's shooting.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer in December said the officers acted within policy. But he faulted one officer for firing the fourth and final shot at the downed teenager.

Noble's parents have each filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the city.


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