Judge to rule on Lodi police shooting documents

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Updated: 8/07 12:18 pm

LODI, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge appears inclined to allow public access to autopsy reports, photographs and other information in the fatal police shooting of a Gulf War veteran in Northern California.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Judge Allison Claire said Wednesday that the city of Lodi failed to prove it had legal standing for its proposed order barring the release of documents related to the shooting of 43-year-old Parminder Singh Shergill. She did not make a formal ruling, but said that would come soon.

Lodi police say two officers shot Shergill on Jan. 25 after he charged at them carrying a knife. Lodi is about 90 miles east of San Francisco.

Shergill's family accuses the officers of using excessive force.

Lawyers for the city and police say they need the court order to protect privacy interests and ensure a fair trial for the two officers.



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