Civil rights lawsuit dismissed in 2014 deadly shooting by Knoxville officer

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A judge has granted a defense motion to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit in an encounter with police that turned deadly.

Dashcam video showed the moments leading up to the July 2014 shooting of Ronald Carden, who was helping a friend change a flat tire. The video shows Carden throwing punches. Carden and Knoxville Police Department Officer David Gerlach run off camera. Shots were fired and Carden was killed.

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The case went to trial Monday, but court records show the judge agreed with a defense motion on Tuesday for a directed verdict, adjourning before the case went to the jury.

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