Sacramento officers terminated following 2016 fatal shooting of mentally ill man

The two officers who fatally shot a mentally ill Black man in Del Paso Heights last year were terminated from the Sacramento Police Department, police officials announced.

The two officers who fatally shot a mentally ill Black man in Del Paso Heights last year were terminated from the Sacramento Police Department, police officials announced.

On July 11, 2016, Joseph Mann was shot and killed by officers John Tennis and Randy Lozoya on Del Paso Boulevard. The shooting gained some national attention after police released several videos of the shooting, including one clip that showed the officers attempting to run down Mann with a patrol car before shooting him.

The department did not confirm whether the termination was voluntary or involuntary.

The termination comes months after Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert ruled that the officers acted lawfully when they shot Mann.

The department released a statement regarding the officers termination, which said, in part: "Although we cannot discuss the outcome of the administrative investigation, we can say that both officers involved in this incident no longer work for the Sacramento Police Department."

Mann's family settled a civil lawsuit with the city for nearly $720,000 in February.

Following the department's investigation into the shooting, police announced several policy changes. Some of those changes include fixes to the use of force policy, the addition of a scenario-based simulator, and additional, less lethal options for officers in the field.

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