Police ordered to release graphic video showing fatal shooting of unarmed man

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LOS ANGELES, California — A federal appeals court has issued a stay blocking release of video showing police in a Los Angeles suburb fatally shoot an unarmed man two years ago.

The order late Tuesday came hours after a federal judge ordered the release of video sought by The Associated Press and other news organizations.

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Video released by the court before the stay shows Gardena officers opening fire on Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino after he removed his hat and lowered his hands.

Police were searching for bicycle thieves when they stopped Diaz-Zeferino and two friends. Diaz-Zeferino was searching for his brother's stolen bike at the time.

Dash-cam videos from three angles show Diaz-Zeferino raise and lower his hands more than once as police tell the men to put their hands up.

The city ended up settling with the victim's family for $4.7 million.

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