Jury Deliberating In Albuquerque Police Shooting

Mar 15, 2013

Jurors in Albuquerque resume deliberations Friday in a civil case stemming from a police officer's fatal shooting of an Iraq War veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The Bernalillo County jury began deliberating Thursday in the case stemming from Officer Brett Lampiris-Tremba's 2010 shooting of Kenneth Ellis as Ellis held a gun to his head during a standoff with police.

A judge has already ruled the shooting was unlawful, so the jury will decide other questions, including deciding damages owed by the city.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/WLzPP4 ) reports that remaining parts of the case include deciding whether the city was negligent in hiring, supervising and retaining Lampiris-Tremba and whether another officer violated Ellis' rights in stopping him that day.