Jury awards Adelanto man shot by deputies more than $110K

An eight-panel jury made up of six women and two men deliberated for two full days late last week before returning an unanimous verdict that found the two deputies, Nick Tollefson and Justin Musella, used excessive and unreasonable force and were negligent, according to Dale K. Galipo, an attorney for Young.

“RIVERSIDE — A teenager shot outside his family’s Adelanto home in 2014 by two deputies searching for an unrelated murder suspect has been awarded more than $110,000 by a civil jury in federal court, the man’s attorney said Tuesday.

Keivon Young was 18 years old in January 2014 when he was shot multiple times by the deputies as they were staking out a scene in the 1100 block of La Paz Street, seeking murder suspect Robert Pope, who was accused of the crime and attempted murder the day before in Apple Valley.

An eight-panel jury made up of six women and two men deliberated for two full days late last week before returning a unanimous verdict that found the two deputies, Nick Tollefson and Justin Musella, used excessive and unreasonable force and were negligent, according to Dale K. Galipo, an attorney for Young.”

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20161213/jury-awards-adelanto-man-shot-by-deputies-more-than-110k

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