Jury in shooting lawsuit rule with officers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Did he point the gun at cops, or didn’t he?

That was at the center of a civil lawsuit against APD in a police shooting

Stephan Cordova was almost killed by Albuquerque police in 2008. He was having chest pains at his home in the heights. He told paramedics he had a gun on him, so they called police, who say Cordova then pointed that gun at them so they shot him eight times.

Cordova admits he had a gun, but swears it never left his pocket.

A federal jury wasn’t convinced and ruled that officers did not use excessive force,

Interestingly, Cordova was eventually arrested on three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, but a grand jury didn’t buy those charges and dismissed them.

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