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JURY: Former LR Police Officer Liable in 2012 Teen Shooting Death

By: Ellen Lampe by Arkansas Matters

Posted: Apr 13, 2017 03:23 PM CDT

Updated: Apr 14, 2017 07:51 AM CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former Little Rock police officer has been found liable for wrongful death in a 2012 incident.
The jury’s decision came in a civil trial Thursday afternoon in the case of Josh Hastings.
Hastings was accused of using excessive force when he shot and killed Bobby Moore, 15.
“This has been a long time coming,” said family members of Bobby Moore outside the courthouse after the verdict was announced.
The jury granted $415,000 in damages to Moore’s family..
Hastings had claimed Moore tried to run him over with a car as the officer investigated a reported car break-in. The teen’s family had said the evidence showed the former officer shot Moore because he didn’t want him to get away.
Hastings previously faced two criminal trials over the shooting of Moore, both of which ended in hung juries.