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Garcia v. City of South Tucson
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In October 1978, a team of officers from two Arizona law enforcement agencies surrounded a house occupied by a lone gunman who was randomly firing on the surrounding environment. A member of one agency, the City of South Tucson Police Department, shot one of the team, Officer Garcia of the City of Tucson Police Department, in the back. The Appellee was paralyzed and brought an action against the Appellant city. A jury found for the Appellee and awarded damages.
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