David Turner's family settles $1.8m wrongful death lawsuit against County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The family of a former local football player, who was killed by Kern County sheriff's deputies, announced that they have settled for nearly $2 million.

David Turner was killed by sheriff's deputies outside an east Bakersfield Fastrip in 2011.

Deputies said Turner hit one of them in the head with a bag of beer.

That's when they opened fire, killing Turner.


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Deputies Wesley Craft and Arron Nadal were cleared in the shooting.

Turner's family filed a lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages by claiming Turner's civil rights were violated the night he was shot.

Turner's family's lawyer confirmed to 23ABC Monday morning that the county settled for $1.8m.

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