More than two years after Byron Carter Jr. was killed in a confrontation with Austin police, a federal jury on Tuesday declined to award his parents compensatory damages, finding that officer Nathan Wagner did not violate their son’s constitutional rights by opening fire on a car in which Carter had been a passenger.
The verdict, reached after more than four hours of deliberations, marked an emotional ending to a civil case that has garnered wide community debate over accusations that police use excessive force disproportionately against minority residents.
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