ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A jury found that police in Anaheim, California, used excessive force that contributed to the death of an unarmed homeless man during a violent struggle.
The Orange County Register says jurors in the civil trial awarded $2.27 million to the parents of Christopher Eisinger.
The 35-year-old Black man died in 2018 after being pinned to the ground by officers investigating reports of someone stealing from cars.
Mike Lyster, a spokesman for Anaheim, said in a statement that the city respectfully disagrees with the outcome of the trial.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office previously cleared the officers of any criminal wrongdoing.