Jury finds in favor of police in suit over a deadly shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County jury decided the Kansas City Police Department and one of its officers did not err in a deadly shooting in 2008. The jury voted 9-3 in favor of the department Friday after a three-day civil trial.

Angela Davis sued the police department after an officer shot and killed her son, Terry Davis, in May 2008.

Davis was a passenger in a stolen car stopped by police near East 17th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. The driver drove off as police approached the car.

Davis jumped out of the car a short time later and tried to flee on foot, according to police.

A police officer confronted Davis in a field near East 26th Street and Jackson Avenue.

The officer testified he was shocked to see Davis had a gun in his waistband. Davis pointed the gun at the officer's chest from a distance of about two to three feet, according to the officer's testimony.

The officer shot Davis one time and Davis fell to the ground.

Angela Davis did not speak with reporters at the end of the trial.

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