The Latest: Dad of California man shot by police files claim

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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 6:22 PM
The Latest: Dad of California man shot by police files claim

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old Central California man (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

The father of an unarmed 19-year-old man shot and killed by police in Fresno, California, seeks payment from the city for his son's death.

Darren Noble filed a claim Thursday saying a culture of lax discipline in the Fresno police department led officers to needlessly kill his son.

Officers shot Dylan Noble, who is white, on June 25 during a traffic stop. They later learned he was unarmed.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer has released officers' body-camera video that shows Noble defying repeated shouts from officers to show his hands, or be shot.

The father's attorney, Warren Paboojian, says police should have used a stun gun or canine, rather than deadly force.

The city attorney's office and a police spokesman declined to comment.

Noble's mother has filed a similar a claim.

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11:52 p.m.

Despite demands that he show both hands and that he would be shot, a 19-year-old California man kept a hand behind his back and walked toward police.

According to dramatic and graphic body-camera video newly released by police, officers then shot him four times.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer says it turned out Noble was unarmed and had only a small, empty plastic container with an unknown purpose in his hand.

But the chief says officers had no way of knowing since he refused to cooperate.

One officer shot him twice as Noble yelled that he hates his life. He was still moving his arms, and officers were still shouting for him to stop, as he lay on the ground. Another shot from the same officer and a fourth from a second officer finally made him stop.