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Family of man killed by deputies in contractor feud sues

May 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a 65-year-old man who was killed by Orange County sheriff’s deputies during a dispute with a contractor in a retirement community has filed a federal lawsuit.

The suit filed Wednesday by Paul Mono’s widow and daughters says deputies fired on Mono’s Laguna Woods, California condo without speaking with a witness who could have explained Mono was blind and not dangerous.

The Orange County District Attorney’s office previously found deputies were justified in shooting as they saw Mono reach for a handgun inside the condo.

The incident occurred in February 2018 amid a dispute between Mono and a contractor.

The sheriff’s department declined to comment on pending litigation.

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