Family Of Man Shot By Oakland Police Sues City

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The family of an unarmed barber who was shot to death by Oakland police is suing the City of Oakland.

The $10 million civil rights lawsuit by 37-year-old Derrick Jones’s family claims officers used excessive force when they opened fire on Jones on Nov. 8.  The suit was filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

The officers—Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz— have said Jones reached for what they thought was a gun. It was later determined to be a small silver scale.

Oakland police referred comment to the city attorney’s office. A message left there Thursday morning was not immediately returned.

Alameda County prosecutors ruled earlier this year that the shooting was justified.

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