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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ
The family of an elderly man who was fatally shot by a police officer last fall has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Police Department, the officer and the city. The suit, which was filed Monday on behalf of Theodore Franks' children and grandchildren, says that Officer Dean Michaels and the Police Department are to blame for the death of Franks, who was unarmed. Neither police nor city officials could be reached for comment Tuesday night.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ
The family of an elderly man who was fatally shot by a police officer last fall has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Police Department, the officer and the city. The suit, which was filed Monday on behalf of Theodore Franks' children and grandchildren, says that Officer Dean Michaels and the Police Department are to blame for the death of Franks, who was unarmed. Neither police nor city officials could be reached for comment Tuesday night.
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September 21, 1989 | DAN WEIKEL, Times Staff Writer
Every time police draw their side arms and shotguns in the line of duty, a host of laws and guidelines are supposed to come into play before the officer decides to pull the trigger. While rules governing the use of deadly force differ among departments, most firearms policies are designed to give officers discretion, but in all cases there must be an immediate danger to themselves, hostages or innocent bystanders. "There are no hard-and-fast rules," said Lt.
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