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April 01, 2009

Calif. police shooting of parolee to be reviewed

By Victoria Kim
Los Angeles Times

PASADENA, Calif. — Federal authorities and a local law enforcement watchdog group are looking into February's fatal shooting of a man by Pasadena police, officials said Tuesday.

Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian said at a news conference that he had requested the FBI's civil rights division and the county's Office of Independent Review to investigate the Feb. 19 shooting, in which two officers fired 11 shots at parolee Leroy Barnes Jr., 38.

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