MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up the case of a family that claimed a Minneapolis police officer used excessive force when he shot a fleeing teenager eight times.
In 2009, a federal jury decided against the survivors of 19-year-old Fong Lee, saying that Officer Jason Anderson did not use excessive force in the 2006 shooting. A federal appeals court upheld the jury’s verdict last August.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 6K+ New Cases Reported, Along With 38 More Deaths
But the family requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review the case. According to a filing made public Friday, the higher court denied that request, meaning the lower court decision will stand.READ MORE: Police: Sauk Rapids Teen In Custody Following Threats Directed At Middle School, Classes Canceled
Lee’s family had claimed the teen was unarmed and that Anderson planted a gun near his body. But Anderson and a state trooper testified Lee had a gun and wouldn’t drop it.MORE NEWS: Vikings' Hopes For Playoff Spot Dwindling After Loss To Lions: 'This One Is Going To Bother Me For Years'
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