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ACLU calls for probe after cops kill man

February 24, 2009 6:48:01 AM PST
Questions about a deadly police shooting have the American Civil Liberties Union calling for an independent investigation.Leroy Barnes, 38, was shot and killed following a routine traffic stop last Thursday in Pasadena.

Police first said he got out of the car and shot at officers, who then returned fire, but later the story changed.

Pasadena's police chief now says Barnes was inside the car pointing a weapon at an officer. There was a brief struggle and fearing for his life, the officer fired his weapon.

The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.


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