Rushing family files appeal to federal court after civil lawsuit dismissed by judge

Tyler Rushing was shot and killed inside the Mid Valley Title Company by a Chico Police officer in 2017.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:51 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2020 1:28 PM

UPDATED 11:10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 - The family of Tyler Rushing is having their legal team appeal the court ruling by a federal judge that resulted in a dismissal of a civil lawsuit against the Chico Police Department over a fatal officer-involved shooting.

The appeal to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was filed on July 24, 2020.

The father of the late Tyler Rushing, Scott Rushing of Ventura, told Action News Now on Saturday morning that the judge dismissed the case without allowing testimony from either party.

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CHICO, Calif. - A federal judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit against Chico Police in the death of a man inside a title company office.

Tyler Rushing was shot and killed inside the Mid Valley Title Company by a Chico Police officer after rushing had stabbed the officer in the neck with a metal object.

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The officer said the subject was beyond control and in danger of stabbing other officers when he used lethal force on the night of July 23rd, 2017.

The judge concluded that the officers were restrained and that their methodical response is precisely what one would expect to see from its civil servants.

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